What is more important, believing all the right things and having knowledge and understanding about God and the bible, or beginning to live out life following Christ? Yes, a very basic belief is necessary, but often people press the importance of all kinds of additional beliefs. Even if they’re correct, are they more important than action? About the only belief I can think of that you need to get started is a basic belief that Jesus is who he says he is: that he is from God. “Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.” (James 2:18). How can you show your faith without actions? I can’t think of anyway you can and I believe that’s James’ point. Jesus didn’t write a catechism. He told a group of men and women “follow me”.