Believe – to accept or regard (something) as true
Superstition – a belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck : a belief that certain events or things will bring good or bad luck.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7. The fear of the Lord is a reverent respect for Him. God did not appeal to the Israelites as their Creator, which He most certainly was but as their Deliverer which resulted in obedience from love and not fear.
We are not called to provoke the sinner to fear for Salvation…that is superstition. We are called to preach deliverance to the sinner through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified. We are called to BELIEVE in His Gospel.
“That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:15-18.
Do you believe or are you superstitious? Are you preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ or teaching superstition? – Donna Warren