Believer • Privileges of Believers
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Belief, Believers (NT)
BELIEF, BELIEVERS (NT). In Christian history “believer” is one of the most common terms used to designate individuals who have “believed” in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. In response to the Philippian jailor’s query “What must I do to be saved?” Paul and Silas replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Believers. Those who believe; in the NT, specifically, those who believe in Jesus as Lord and follow him (Acts 5:14).See Christians, Names for.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Believers [Gk. (hoi) pisteúontes (e.g., Acts 5:14; 1 Cor. 14:22; 1 Thess. 1:7), hoi pistoí (Acts 10:45; 2 Cor. 6:15 [sing]; 1 Tim. 4:12; 6:2; Tit. 1:6)]. This and equivalent phrases occur frequently as a regular description of those who professed their faith in Christ, and attached themselves to the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BELIEVERS Those who believe; in the NT, specifically, those who believe in Jesus as Lord and follow him (Acts 5:14). One would expect the term “believers” (sometimes translated “faithful”) to be a title for Christians, since the NT stresses belief in Jesus. Although NT authors emphasized believing, they
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BELIEVERS. A term (from Gr. pisteuō, “to trust,” “to rely upon”) applied to Christian converts (Acts 5:14; 1 Tim 4:12). It is thought by B. B. Warfield that “believer” was the first name given to Christians (“The Biblical Doctrine of Faith,” Biblical Doctrines. Certainly the great stress in the teachings
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BELIEVERS (Gk. pistoi). A term applied to Christian converts (Acts 5:14; 1 Tim. 4:12). It signifies those who have exercised saving faith in the Person and work of Jesus Christ and who, as a result, have obtained a position that is denoted by the oft-recurring phrase in the NT “in Christ” (Rom. 8:1;
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Believe, Believer
BELIEVE, BELIEVER — to place one’s trust in God’s truth; one who takes God at His word and trusts in Him for salvation.Mere assent to God’s truth is not saving faith, according to the Bible (John 8:31–46; Acts 8:13–24; James 2:14–26). Neither is total commitment of oneself to Jesus as Lord a form of
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BELIEVERS<be-lev’-ers> (in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) of Acts 5:14, for [πιστεύοντες, pisteuontes], the Revised Version, margin “believing”; in the King James Version of 1 Timothy 4:12 for [οἱ πιστοί, hoi pistoi], the Revised Version (British and American)
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BELIEVERS, bē̇-lēvʹẽrs (in AV and RV of Acts 5:14, for πιστεύοντες, pisteúontes, RVm “believing”; in AV of 1 Tim 4:12 for οἱ πιστοί, hoi pistoí, RV “them that believe”): Equivalent phrases, they (he, she) that believe (for οἱ πεπιστευκότες, hoi pepisteukótes; οἱ πιστεύοντες, hoi pisteúontes;
Key passages
Ac 5:14

And even more believers in the Lord were being added, large numbers of both men and women,

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