Monday, November 22, 2010

What is Faith - christian faith

Let’s take a quick review of “what Faith is what is faith?
According to scriptures, "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1).

For true faith to exist a person must have correct knowledge in the person or thing they are exercising faith in God. Faith isn't a perfect knowledge, but a correct knowledge in God. What is faith?

True faith must be focused on God's Leading as our creator; knowing that no matter what we might be going through, he is there with us – “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” - Isa 43:2 

Faith is more than mere belief, and faith is not passive, but is an action word. When a person has faith they choose to act, either mentally or physically.

Some examples of acting in faith is to pray to God even though you cannot see Him; to repent of your sins, and to be baptized.

Many people have the mistaken belief that if they witnessed a miracle then they would have faith, but this is a deceit of the Devil, because miracles do not produce faith. Miracles are produced because of faith, which comes through obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Miracles can either confirm a righteous believer's faith or are rejected by the wicked.
For faith to exist it must be nourished, it must be exercised, it must be used. If faith is not put into practice it will wither up and die. 

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