What is Faith? Faith is the most important fundamental element and basis of Christianity.
From the dictionary;
Faith is complete trust, confidence or firm trust especially in religion or beliefs.
From the Bible;
Heb: 11:1: …Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith is the opposite of doubt and it is an object-oriented response, shaped by what we trust in, namely Jesus Christ (Christians).
If you hope and have firm evidence that something will happen in future; like you will get a job, buy a car or build a house; that is faith.
What is faith and what is believe
Faith and believe are totally different but they go hand in hand.
Believe is accepting as true or as conveying truth.
There are three classes of people according to faith and believe.
- You can have faith and believe (both at the same time).
- You can have faith and not believe, and
- You can believe but not have faith
What do I mean?
You can have faith in Jesus Christ but not believe in Him and vise-versa.
Satan believes and knows that God, I AM, is the most powerful God (the creator) but he does not have faith in Him. Reason he is fighting God to make himself a god and exalt himself above the stars of God.
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, I will be like the most High (Isa 14:13-14).
A true Christian must have great faith and deep believe in Jesus Christ.
As your faith in God grows also your believe deepens, and as your faith diminishes also your believe fades.
People with great faith in Jesus Christ have deep believe in Him and they doubt not but people with little or no faith (see 3 levels of faith) have little or totally no believe in Jesus Christ.
Believe depends on the amount of faith a person has.
Source of faith
Rom 10:17: So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Faith comes from hearing and only hearing the word of God.
Your faith will only grow if you take time to hear the word.
Many people do not have time in their life to hear or read the word of God. See bad attitude in studying the bible. How then are you going to have great faith and believe in Jesus Christ if you listen to the word of God only on Sundays or occasionally?
Take time to be in, hear and study the word of God; The Bible. It is only by being in the Bible and hearing the word of God you will not be a doubter or faithless but a man of great faith and deep believe in God.
Here in Christian Truth Center, we are here to help you grow your faith and when we will meet in heaven, you will thank us.
So, what is faith?
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen and faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God.