“As ye believe, so be it.” “As ye believe, so shall it be done to you.” So sayeth the Lord (and so sez “this state”)
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15
“Choose this day who you will believe—for that is who you will serve.” Alfred Adask
I’ve understood for several years that all “belief” is based on second-hand information and therefore hearsay. For example, when I was a child, I “believed” in Santa Clause. Why? I had no “knowledge” (direct, first-hand experience) of Santa Clause. I’d never seen him enter my home or deposit presents or slide up or down a chimney. But my “mommy” told me Santa was real and therefore, I believed.