What is faith?
1. Faith is not a mystical power that makes things happen by the sheer force of belief.
2. Faith is not a substitute for facts – a willingness to believe in things that cannot be substantiated.
Rom.14:23 'everything that does not come from faith is sin.'
Therefore every Christian has to 'live by faith,' otherwise he is 'living by sin.'
The all-important thing is not the quantity of our faith, but the quality of the object in which our faith is going to be placed. Small faith in a strong object will still enable that object to work.
Faith in God is an attitude of trust in God which enables him to work.
What is needed on our part to enable God to work?
1. Obedience to what God says.
2. Trust in who God is.
John 9:4 As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me.
[Based on Christ For Real by Charles W Price]
Inventing the Individual: Book Review
2 months ago