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true believer

One who passionately supports a cause or concept. My sister is a true believer in social equality, so she is out at the protest today.
See also: believer, true

be a great believer in (something)

To have a strong conviction that something (stated after "in") is important or worthwhile. I'm a strong believer in resting on the weekends so that I don't get burned out.
See also: believer, great

be a firm believer in (something)

To have a strong conviction that something (stated after "in") is important or worthwhile. I'm a firm believer in resting on the weekends so that I don't get burned out.
See also: believer, firm

make a believer (out) of someone

to convince someone decisively about something. The game they played made a believer out of me; from now on, I'm betting on them. It was an interesting discussion, but it did not make a believer out of me.
See also: believer, make, of

be a great/firm believer in something

believe strongly that something is good, important or valuable: My mother was a great believer in horoscopes all her life.The boss was a firm believer in developing strong teamwork.
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Second, this research shows that the breakaway from the Protestant Church of Korea is a serious matter, and that the church is not effective in its securing of new believers.
But there is a much more serious problem with the formulation, because Iqbal wants it to serve as a historical agent that determines the actions of "polities" of believers who engage in scientific endeavors, but that historical agent is not be confused with (i.
However, he further notes that Reformed theologians never viewed the disciplines as a means of earning merit with God and never intended for believers to completely negate spiritual disciplines that draw one closer to God.
Ancient texts offered little guidance on such matters, which now could be discussed in Old Believer journals and conferences.
The subsequent time period, up to the 1917 Revolution, provides the framework for Robson's story of how the Old Believers adapted to their new freedoms.
Farrer developed the concept of `faith-attitude' in order to escape the obvious difficulty that the notion of faith is unintelligible without some prior knowledge of that to which faith is addressed, and yet, in the case of transcendent deity, that that very knowledge cannot be established or demonstrated without, it seems, an act of faith on the part of the believer that such is possible.
We enable whatever happens because we too argue with the believer that it wasn't actually a believer's fault; it was their religion that's responsible.
Often, an audience of believers will agree with almost everything you say.
Their so-called extremist beliefs are nowhere near as solidified as those of the unwavering true believer and take second place to their emotional needs.
Are we to infer these two groups correspond to the religious believer and the non-believer, for Wittgenstein?
The mode of dipping or immersion was significant because it was symbolic of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection; but as important was the fact that baptism was the participatory act of a believer in the relational reality that was made possible by Christ.
At the National finals Daydream Believer finished third overall in the Elementary class, scoring 67.
Being obedient to Christ Jesus is the most important value of the believer.
It is nearly impossible to become an Old Believer if you have not been one since birth.
This dichotomyCoan obvious believer in both traditional and herbal medicines--says the all-natural, organic product eliminates the nasty symptoms of cold viruses within hours.