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Do you thing I have different Kinds of FAITH. Ha Ha Ha Ha. Oh God, Walking Faith? setting Faith? talking Faith? God Faith? eating Faith? thinking Faith? sinning Faith? Not sinning Faith? There is only faith how you use it is up to you. If you put it in Gods' word you will find life. Not from the "faith" But it is the tool we use to believe Gods' word. And some believers don't know how to use it. Why is that? They hear the word and have no faith in it? They believe in being born again but that is as far as it went. Why? Gods' word is his word we have to believe it by Faith. Even a baby has faith It believes if it cries it's parents will take care of it. How does a baby know that?
---Bryan on 9/14/13


Without Christs death and resurrection Christian faith is blind, foolish, and unacceptable to God. This is why Paul preaches the finished work of the cross.
If this doctrinal faith conflicts with what you think God should accept, then your faith isn't Bible based.
People believe in angels, good deeds, and karma, and will be guilty on judgment day.
People have faith in men, good will, and charity and will not be saved, because they have rejected Gods provision.

We are saved by trusting the gospel of our salvation(1Cor 15:1-4), not faith in feelings, churches, popes, religious systems, good works, hard work, church going, miracles, or any of the things people of faith believe.
---michael_e on 9/14/13


"I did not say my automobile would save me."

Bryan, please don't shoot yourself in the foot. You actually said, "The act of faith is believe it will start when I turn the key, cause I don't know If it will start cause it is not running until I turn it on then I know it is running producing what I need." 9/12/13

By your account, the whole world has faith. That's because there are millions driving cars or some form of transportation. But is it true that one requires faith to start a car? Does it say on the manual of an automobile that such is the case?

You like many pretending to be a Christian, use "faith" so loosely that the world mocks at the Christian faith daily.
---christan on 9/14/13


Bryan, now you say'
I did not say my automobile would save me." Of course your car does not bring salvation to you. But you try to make it the same faith you have in your car with the same faith you have with the Lord, which is not the same faith. First, We are "saved by Grace through faith" Then to show the same faith you say,
"I have faith in Jesus for salvation. I also have faith in my automobile." If you have the same faith for Jesus that you have in your automobile, you are in big trouble. Because faith in your auto which is not perfect will fail at some point or another. That faith is not true genuine faith in God. For He never fails. Never.
Even Adam who had no sin failed.
---Mark_V. on 9/14/13


Hey Mark V were did true faith and false faith come from? How about earthly faith or heavenly faith. The fact is it is all FAITH. Water, you have clean water, you have dirty water, hot water, cold water, frozen water, you have hard waster, salt water. but in the end it is STILL WATER. Same will faith in the end it is still faith, How you use it is what it will produce for you, If you want life put it in the word of God, any thing else you may not like the results.
---Bryan on 9/14/13




I did not say my automobile would save me. I have faith in Jesus for salvation. I also have faith in my automobile. That it will do as it should. It is the same tool "faith". We are give faith but we are saved By Jesus. If you put no faith in it, it will not produce salvation in your life. If you have a job you believe you will get paid? Do you have the money in your hand? You have to believe you will receive it that is faith believing you will receive. It is not this or that it is just faith. Use it to produce Gods' will that is what it is for in the first place. These are pearls should I not give them to you? Or should I keep them or give them to some one hurting from beating down by religion? As Jesus did.
---Bryan on 9/13/13


Bryan, how do you equate "your faith" in your automobile to the "faith" that saves the sinner that's in Jesus Christ? How? Are they really the same?

Did the automobile die for you that you can believe in it like a sinner believing in the Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life?

One is earthly and physical, while the other is heavenly and spiritual. See the difference?
---christan on 9/13/13


Bryan, you say'
"It is all faith your believing your automobile will produce for you?" yes you might believe that, but that is not true faith, if it was, it would always produce for you no matter what conditions, or how old it is.
Then you say,
"You believe the word of God will produce for you don't you?" I have faith He will, because He never fails.
Then say, " If you know your car WILL NOT start." Then you have no faith in your car. True faith comes from God, it is granted to all believers only,
"For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ "you should not only believe" in Him but also suffer for His sake" (Phil. 1:29).
---Mark_V. on 9/13/13


It is all faith your believing your automobile will produce for you? You believe the word of God will produce for you don't you? If you know your car WILL NOT start. Will go out side to your car and try to start it what ever the weather? The act of faith is believe it will start when I turn the key, cause I don't know If it will start cause it is not running until I turn it on then I know it is running producing what I need. The act of faith is believing it with start. When a farmer plants seed does he know it is going to grow? That takes a act of faith believing it will produce.
---Bryan on 9/12/13


Bryan, you say,
"
How is it that people have faith in there automobile. They believe it will get them were they want to go."
that faith is general faith. That's why many times the car will not start. It fails, Biblical faith never fails, you know why? Because it comes from God as a gift. And when you receive it you know not to ask such dumb things about faith. Biblical faith does not save anyone. God's grace saves. But you must be able to hear spirtual things, but hearing comes from the Word of God. Your faith will fail. But not God's faith, it never fails. "For faith comes from hearing, "and hearing by the word of God"
---Mark_V. on 9/12/13




"What Is Biblical Faith" I don't ask that question I asked what is FAITH. Everybody on this blog Has Faith. Faith is what you believe in it will produce according to how you believe. If you don't believe miracles don't worry few will be the number, gifts of the spirit you do not believe don't worry they will not follow you.
---Bryan on 9/11/13


Luk_17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea, and it should obey you.

Clearly no man has ever had this kind of FAITH!
No one has ever plucked out a sycamine tree!
No one has ever moved a mountain!
Why is that!

The ones Jesus Christ sent:
Luk_10:19 Behold, I give unto you power-

Luk 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father:
Everything you have had, have now or will have!
Comes from God!

The day you move that mountain, remember!
It came from God, it was given to you by God!
Only!

Peace
---TheSeg on 9/11/13


"Faith is given!"

---TheSeg on 9/11/13

An advisor and a Comforter do not prove that faith is given.
Definitely the verses you posted do not disprove what Paul clearly expressed in Romans 10.

"Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him, and if he repent, forgive him.
And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith."
No faith was given, just a rebuke: "when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do."
---Nana on 9/11/13


Of course a preacher, since the word of God was not compiled yet into the Bible and made easily available in word, print or electronic form.
Nana on 9/11/13

Rom_10:15 (And how shall they preach, except they be sent?) as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Act_2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Joh_14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Faith is given!
Peace
---TheSeg on 9/11/13


/ How faith is a product?//

Faith is produced by hearing and understanding Gods word (Rom 10:17).
---michael_e on 9/10/13

Agree 300%.

Paul also said in Romans 10:14 "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?"

Of course a preacher, since the word of God was not compiled yet into the Bible and made easily available in word, print or electronic form.
---Nana on 9/11/13


// How faith is a product?//

Faith is produced by hearing and understanding Gods word (Rom 10:17).
---michael_e on 9/10/13


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To Bro.Bryan all respect to you ...you probably have a point sometimes, people ( some religious people) are so demanding, they scare people, or make a new convert feel guilty if you are NOT just like them.
We need as believers to be kind and loving, don't try to be over bearing on people.
I have seen a beautifull young woman a church I used to go to years ago they treated her terrible, nothing she could do or say- I told them be kind to her.... she cried, left there
hurt too much.

I believe the Lord been so good
to me, I left a church,too..
but, I am gratefull, I have hope God can do anything, and my life can change if He wills & I will be able get out and be healed look for a church
or get prayer parners..
---Lidia4796 on 9/10/13


Luke 17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith! Luke 17: 6 He replied, If you have faith as small as a mustard seed. "If you had" If you Had. That does not sound as if you have to be some kind of bible scholar to have faith. If you have just tiny bit you can move mountains I hear.
---Bryan on 9/10/13


christan: Thanks for the almost cogent response. Yes, you may ask if I am Cluny or Strong Axe, but if you had read our posts you would know that we disagree on most everything. Francis is of the same denomination as me, but we are poles apart politically. You and Mark V, on the other hand seem joined at the brain - except that your command of the language is much better. What is your denomination?

Are you really going to stick with the tenet that it is God who causes you to sin, and you have no choice in the matter, even when God commands you not to do it? How does faith fit into that concept? Faith in what? A double-minded god?




---jerry6593 on 9/10/13


How faith is a product? You have to get it from the faith store? What you believe is what you will put your faith in. Wait a minute. What you believe is what you will put your faith in? Did you get the faith before you believed or after you believed? Some people have faith in nothing that is what they believe. They heard the word of God and still put no faith in it.
---Bryan on 9/10/13


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How is it that people have faith in there automobile. They believe it will get them were they want to go. Did the car speak faith to them? People have faith in different things did those thing speak faith to them? No it did not religion has screwed up faith so much I understand why some people hate religion.
---Bryan on 9/10/13


Hebrews 11:1 now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
---shira4368 on 9/9/13


Faith is a product of hearing and understanding Gods word (Rom 10:17).
Strong faith results from hearing or reading Gods words rightly divided. The reason it's strong, isn't because of ourselves, but because of our increased understanding of the power of God and what he is doing today.
There's no faith muscle that you can exercise, except the one that turns the pages of Gods word comparing scripture with scripture.
As you study to show yourself an unashamed workmen unto God your faith in Gods words will grow strong.
---michael_e on 9/9/13


jerry6593, can I too ask you if Cluny, StrongAxe, francis and you are the same guy? You can rest assured MarkV and I are presently continents apart writing our blogs. Anyways, there are more important things to discuss.

When God commanded, "choose you this day", to you there's a freewill attached to that? How? Didn't God also commanded Adam, "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."According to you then, Adam out of his freewill choose to rather die than live? Wow! Now we know how foolish man's freewill is!

"Be Holy for I am Holy", tell us how do you become Holy by your freewill?
---christan on 9/9/13


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Hello,In having faith you yet, hope and trust in an out come for that which you have NO physical evidence or anything you can "put hands on" you BELIEVE the results will be exactly what you waiting for- Heb.11:1 Heb.11:6 Job11:4 Hab.2:4
Heb.10:38 Mt.9:29 Mt.17:20
2Co.5:7
---Lidia4796 on 9/9/13


christan,

Why are you spilling on me all that stuff? All I did was quote a couple of verses of scripture.
It was the verses which prikled you, not anything I said. What issue you have with those verses?
---Nana on 9/9/13


Nana, Ezekiel 6:9 and Matthew 13:15 obviously does not justify freewill whatsoever and neither does the Scripture say so. That's because if it did and that's what God was saying according to you Arminians, that you have a freewill to obey him or not, it would have been redundant and a lie for Isaiah to have wrote what he wrote in Isaiah 46:11.

And Jesus would also be lying when He declared, "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day."

This saying by Christ alone debunks the freewill theology altogether. That's because Arminians say otherwise, that they can choose Christ without the Father having to draw them first.
---christan on 9/8/13


\\That is complete BUMF! (To borrow a word from Cluny.) Here's one example:\\

Please, jerry. The word is spelled BUMPF.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/9/13


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Christan & MarkV: Come clean now, are you two the same guy?

What a shame that you are so deluded that you can't see that "choose you this day" does not mean "don't choose because God has already chosen for you." I suppose that you also believe that when you CHOOSE to sin, it's not really you, but God who decides to sin for you. This is SICK! You make God a partner with Satan!

Enough of your sick drivel! This blog is about faith. I suppose that you don't believe in it, because if everything is predetermined, and we have no choice in the matter, then what need have we of faith? Further:

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him.






---jerry6593 on 9/9/13


MARK 4:9-And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And when he was alone, "They that were about him with the twelve" asked of him the parable.

11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive, and hearing they may hear, and not understand, lest at any time they should be "converted", and their sins should be forgiven them.

13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
---Bryan on 9/9/13


Mat_13:11 He answered and said unto them,
Because (it is given) unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, (but to them it is not given!)

(For whosoever hath, to him shall be given,) and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.



(Therefore speak I to (them) in parables:) because they seeing see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

Peace
---TheSeg on 9/8/13


jerry6593, you speak with no support nor evidence of freewill, quoting Scripture out of context especially using Joshua 24:15 to justify freewill when Isaiah merely confirms that it doesn't and never existed. Mind you, there's no contradiction at all between Joshua and Isaiah.

Here's another to tell you freewill is a delusion, Acts 4:27,28, "For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done."

Predestination is a cult? Hmmm, I wonder what is freewill... truth?
---christan on 9/8/13


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Ezekiel 6:9 "And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations."

Once more,
Matthew 13:15 "For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them."
---Nana on 9/8/13


Who gave us the word of Faith? Who are we to say who uses it or not or how they use it. There is only one power on this earth and that comes from God. Even satan knows this and he will steal it from who ever will let him. Remember the way you believe you will putting your faith in it. Again back to the first parable Jesus taught us, 7 different ways you will put your faith in the word of God. Some will let birds eat it, some will stomp on it, some will let satan steal it, some will hold it for a season, and some will use it for their on selfish gain. Then you have the believers some will believe only 10% or 40% hopeful some will believe God at his word 100%.
---Bryan on 9/8/13


Jerry, what is a BUMF is when you say free will is in the passage (Jos. 24:15). Nowhere is free will mentioned. Definition of free will.
"Freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention" Now read the passage.
"If it seems evil to you to serve the Lord." if your cause is that it is evil for you to choose the Lord, ..he asked, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.." Of course if it seems evil for them to choose the Lord they will not choose the Lord. They have a cause are a reason for not choosing the Lord. Their will is not free. The very reason we are told,
"there is none who seeks after God"
---Mark_V. on 9/8/13


Christan - or is it Mark V?

"The Bible NEVER teaches free-will."

That is complete BUMF! (To borrow a word from Cluny.) Here's one example:

Jos 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, CHOOSE you this day whom ye will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

You guys are so indoctrinated by your predestination cult that you're unable to reason.

BTW, your assertion that Isa 46:11 proves predestination is also laughable BUMF.




---jerry6593 on 9/8/13


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Shira, the moderator can put anything they want and it will not change the fact that the Bible nowhere teaches that man has a will that is free. No one's will is free because everyone who makes a choice makes it for a reason or a cause. The lost for their father the devil, the believers for their Father God. When an unbelievers says, he is not under the power of the devil, doing his desires, he is doing it without him knowing it. There is two kinds of people, the children of God and the children of the devil. No one makes spantainious choices without reason, now that is free will.
"The freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention"
---Mark_V. on 9/8/13


"it is a strong example of free will. that is just one of many examples God put in His Word." shira

The Bible NEVER teaches free-will. It's only what your heart desires to believe that there's such a thing as free-will. If ever there's such a teaching then God's declaration Isaiah 46:11 would be rendered ridiculous and a big fat lie.

"Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass, I have purposed it, I will also do it."

What happens in the world is simply because God has purposed and will it to happen. Not because of your free-will.
---christan on 9/7/13


\\ That is called a unbeliever. Not a faithless person. \\

Actually the same word--apistos--is used in Greek for both.

However, what's the point in talking to you about Greek when you seem to have trouble with English words?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/7/13


Bryan
If you using the word faith to mean your religion I understand you point.
Please explain what you are thinking.

What does religion have to do with the faith that is only given to you by God??
The substance of thinks hoped for!
The evidence of things not seen!


Unbelievers are People who don't cannot believe in God or Jesus.
Joh_12:39Therefore they could not believe,
Joh_12:40He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart,
Joh_12:41These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
That is called a unbeliever!

Not a faithless person.
2Th_3:2And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

Peace
---TheSeg on 9/7/13


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Why would God make something were he is not?
---Bryan on 9/7/13


markv, moderator put some information on "refresh my heart". it is a strong example of free will. that is just one of many examples God put in His Word.
---shira4368 on 9/7/13


Unbelievers are People who don't believe in God or Jesus. That is called a unbeliever. Not a faithless person. If you using the word faith to mean your religion I understand you point. But I'm using it as the substance God used Hebrews 11,1 Faith is the substance of thinks hoped for the evidence of things not seen.
---Bryan on 9/7/13


Seem void, (stop) the absence of God, is everywhere! (stop)

How can it be void, (stop) if God word made everything (stop)
(Joh_1:3)! Therefore God is everywhere!

Because of the lack of faith! (the reason it "seem" void)

That is why I said "if I were to say (God created the void and then spoke to it.)"
Nothing of God can come back void!

Isa_55:11
it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please!
Do you understand??

Even if he creates a void, it cannot come back a void!
"Void" is the lack of belief that his word, shall accomplish that which God pleases!
Not what you think pleases him, because without faith it's imposable.
---TheSeg on 9/7/13


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Bryan, you are right if you are talking about genuine believers when you said,
" He has given us all the measure of faith." because unbelievers are called unbelievers because they have no faith in Christ. Faith comes by hearing, (but remember) and hearing by the Word of God. If you cannot hear spiritual matters you have no faith, because all those born of the Spirit can hear spiritual things. That is why anything without faith is sin.
---Mark_V. on 9/7/13


God created the void? The absence of God, is the absence of God how can he created if he is not there? It does no say in the beginning God created the void. A void is a void something that doesn't exist. God spoke his word into a none existing. Then it all started existing. One "Heaven of a BIG BANG" All things are again made by the word of God. I don't think God made a void. Like you said, "A void is the the absence of God", If he is not there it does not exist.
---Bryan on 9/7/13


God is not a respecter of a person. He has given us all the measure of faith. Here is the mystery of his word. Ok Gods' word is his word he does not have to put faith in it for it work for him, but for us to get it to work in our life we have to believe in it. If you believe in it you will put your faith in it. Some more than others. It is alive "Jesus" As long as you put your faith in his word for life your harvest will be life giving. James 3:10 Your faith come out of your mouth, blessing and cursing. Luke 6:45 for of the abundance of the heart you will speaks. Mark 4 will show you what you do will the word when you hear it all areas of your life.
---Bryan on 9/6/13


Bryan, everyone jumping on you, not because we hate you!

Take this "God spoke into a void" even the void was made by him!
Joh_1:3All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made.

If I were to say something like "God created the void and then spoke to it."
This would not be right. Why?

Isa_55:11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Seem void, the absence of God, is everywhere!
How can it be void, if God word made everything(Joh_1:3)!
Because of the lack of faith!
Peace
---TheSeg on 9/6/13


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Dear Mark V good point on what JESUS did.

Faith is a gift from GOD. It is really believing GOD and his word. I used to believe in Evolution but I came to believe GOD and now believe in Creation. Because GOD says so. So I live for JESUS and follow Him. Because that is what GOD says to do. Faith / trust is shown by actions. Which are the result of being Born again by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT.
---Samuelbb7 on 9/6/13


\\ It came by God having faith in his word to create life.
\\

So, God has faith.

Faith has to be in SOMEONE.

In whom does God put His faith, Bryan?

This is like the mahometan saying, "The prayers of Allah be upon you." This means that Allah prays to someone.

So in whom does God believe? Please explain.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/6/13


steveng, you said "Do you have enough faith to breath even though you cannot see the air?" I was being sarcastic about it being an analogy.

"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul." Genesis 2:7

Based on "your analogy", Adam while he was dust "had to have faith" when God breath into him to make him a living soul? By the same token, are you also saying the foetus while in the mother's womb on the ninth month have to exercise faith to breath?

Truth be told, you will breath when God wants you to breath (with or without faith) and you will die when God wants you to stop breathing.
---christan on 9/6/13


Bryan, you speak much religious language but it is mostly inacturate. You say,
"My Faith is told-lee in Jesus Christ The word of God made Flesh. Come to destroy the work of satan." wrong. Jesus came to make atonement for those who are lost. We were never commanded to go out and destroy the work of satan. Then say,
"what is satan's work? To steal, kill and destroy what God has created, and God created you and me." Satan did not come to destroy you and me, people are lost because they are under the curse. Everyone is condemned already. Jesus came to bring life and freedom. The devil destroys no one without God's permission. The lost belong to satan already. The Word brings life, and freedom from the curse.
---Mark_V. on 9/6/13


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Bryran//God spoke into a void in faith believing it would create life and it did.// I would like you to replace "faith" in your comment above with "might". God the Almighty has instruments that carry out HIS instructions. I believe when the LORD said, "Lazarus, come forth", some activities by the heavenly hosts were responsible in bringing Lazarus out(restoration of the decay & return of his soul into the body). When Israel shouted at the wall of Jericho, it was angels that pull down the wall.
---Adetunji on 9/6/13


So everything God has told use is a lie? Let use make man in our image? The faith is in the word we all are made by that word so that puts the faith in use all. John 1:1,2,3 All things were made by him The word of God "Jesus" to get the word of God to work in your life You have to have Faith in it. The understanding of God is higher than ours his word is active by faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God? Without faith in God it is impossible to please him. There are places were they hear the word but had no faith in it, "Jesus could not do many miracles because their "lack of faith". Matthew 13,58. It is a Great treasure in all of use 2 Corinthians 4:7
---Bryan on 9/6/13


Christan maybe he just made man and put him on the earth?, But why would he have to make the stars? They would already be here you would think right? Good luck with that one. So many questions and only one book here to get the answer form. You have to follow Jesus to know the hidden things sense the foundation of the earth, This is what Jesus said to those who follow him, he said I will show you these things there is nothing hidden that want be revealed, things spoken in secret will be spoken to all. I love Jesus he is so transparent. You can see right to his heart.
---Bryan on 9/6/13


"God spoke into a void in faith believing it would create life and it did." Bryan

You have a big problem. God does not need faith to create what He created. To say that He need faith to create life, you are declaring that there's another higher being above Him. Or else what's His faith hinged on?

God simply is Truth and when He spoke, "Let there be light and there was light", He was speaking the Truth and light came forth. Only God can create life and that's because He is Life. Nothing and no one else can create life but God. Truth be told, even death is His creation, to deal with sin.

And where in the Bible does it even say He created the world because He had faith?
---christan on 9/5/13


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Well, they say sin is "separation from God", and faith is the opposite of sin. So, faith would be togetherness with God > union with Him in our spirit > "But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him." (1 Corinthians 6:17)

If you are in actual union with God, your union is the "evidence" that there is God, and the "substance" of your hope to spend eternity with Him.

And in this union you trust Him, believe by actual experience of Him. And this union, faith, works by means of His love > "faith working through love," Paul also says, in Galations 5:6.
---willie_c: on 9/5/13


christan: "Didn't know you need faith to breath."

It's obvious that you did not understand the analogy. Think on it some more.
---Steveng on 9/5/13


(God spoke into a void)
Gen_1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen_1:2 And (the earth was without form, and void,)

(in faith believing it would create life and it did.)
Joh_1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh_1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh_1:3 (All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made.)

(So what is faith. It is the substance everything is made of. (Including your breath.))
Read Hebrews_11:1 the evidence of things (not seen)!
Gen_2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils (the breath of life,)
Peace
---TheSeg on 9/6/13


Why are you getting all mad at me for I just ask the question what is faith. Faith is the substance, everything is made of. God spoke into a VOID. What is a Void? God spoke into a void in faith believing it would create life and it did. So what is faith. It is the substance everything is made of. Including your breath. It was made by faith by God speaking his word in Faith. In fact his word has never stopped creating. Genesis 1,2 The earth was formless and void "EMPTY". So where did your breath come from? It came by God having faith in his word to create life.
---Bryan on 9/5/13


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My Faith is told-lee in Jesus Christ The word of God made Flesh. Come to destroy the work of satan. And what is satan's work? To steal, kill and destroy what God has created, and God created you and me. So who is out to destroy us, most people believe it is God killing people. When the word is stolen form you that is what you will believe. The word was given so you may have life. So put your faith in the word for life and quite giving the devil the ability to destroy you. Mark 4 When you don't hold on to the word this is what happens to it stolen by satan or birds eat it or you stomp on it.
---Bryan on 9/5/13


steveng, what a fantastic analogy you gave! Didn't know you need faith to breath. There are multitudes of unbelievers in the world, are you telling us they're all breathing because of their faith? Faith in what? In who? Christ? Most definitely not, or they won't be call unbelievers for nothing.

"That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." Matthew 5:45 - in theology, this is known as common grace.

Seems your understanding of faith has nothing to do with the faith that God gives to His people for salvation in Jesus Christ.
---christan on 9/5/13


Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
---shira4368 on 9/5/13


Bryan on 9/5/13
A again no one has to me what Faith is. You have all told me how to use it what it is for But what is it?

But Bryan on 9/4/13
Hebrews 11:1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Asked and answered
By Bryan, listen to him, Bryan!
Peace
---TheSeg on 9/5/13


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A again no one has to me what Faith is. You have all told me how to use it what it is for But what is it?
---Bryan on 9/5/13


Faith is believing in something you cannot see. Do you have enough faith to breath even though you cannot see the air?

Jesus said: "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you."

Jesus also said that christians are able to do greater things than him to glorify God.

But because christians are skeptical of these two verses their faith is weak.

Do an online KJV bible search for the word "faith" and be wise in its undertanding.
---Steveng on 9/4/13


True faith comes only from God! He is given to everyman to profit all.
Some use him as a hammer, other as a shield to stay their enemy.

Not understanding in this you are actually trying to keep him to yourselves. He was not given to you so much as to keep, as he was to share with each other. He was also given to you freely, even before you knew him.
He is not of you nor is he from you.

So many have said (he has not the Spirit of God.)
Not only are you spearing his heart, but also your own!
Mat_5:44, Luk_6:28
He was not given to keep, as much as to share!
Having his love is having him!
Peace Brothers
---TheSeg on 9/4/13


Is believing in your friend or the president of America the same as believing in Jesus Christ? I would have to say NO. That's because believing in Christ saves you from your sins and eternal damnation. Whereas your friend and the president can't.

Saving faith from eternal death is then what is required for salvation, to which we are told, "For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8,9

We're explicitly told that saving "faith, is a GIFT from God", and truth be told, not everyone receives this GIFT of saving faith in Christ.
---christan on 9/4/13


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---Cluny on 9/4/13
please tell me of your experience in heaven. How do you know it exist? Where is it located? How do you know God exist? I want to see a picture or something else that can be phyiscally displayed and proved by my 5 senses to justify God's existance. The Bible is just words on a page, creation is just biological processes. Understand I am play devils advocate here, my point is that nothing mathmatically or scientifically or logically proves the existance of God This is what I mean by proof.

The centurion and Abraham did not have their gift if front of them yet believed it was so. This is faith.
---Scott1 on 9/4/13


Hebrews 11:1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
---Bryan on 9/4/13


\\Faith is knowing what God says and trusting it without proof.\\

WRONG!

"..prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts,.." Mal 3:10.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/4/13
Where is the PROOF that God is going to give you the blessing?

You are an educator and you are getting tripped up on PROOF and PROVE?
---francis on 9/4/13


There's nothing special about faith in itself.
All thinking men are men of faith, but faith in what?
Every false religion has men of faith, but faith in what?
Every Bible ignorant churchgoer says they are people of faith, but faith in what?
It's the object of our faith that makes a weak faith or strong faith.
Faith not based in reality has no power.
Faith without content isn't faith at all, it's ignorance.
Having faith is pointless, unless it's faith in the right thing. The right thing is always what God provides as the object of faith.
---michael_e on 9/4/13


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\\Faith is knowing what God says and trusting it without proof.\\

WRONG!

"..prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts,.." Mal 3:10.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/4/13


Genuine Saving Faith: is a personal attachment to Christ. Reliance to Christ and commitment to Him...Mere intellectual agreement is not-enough to get you to heaven. In James 2:19 where even demons are said to believe that there is one God, and they are not saved! And saving faith involves depending on finish work of Christ's Sacrifice as the only basis for forgiveness of sins and entrance into heaven. Thank you.
---catherine on 9/4/13


Good question, Bryan.

St. Paul answers it in Hebrews 11.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/4/13


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