Faith

Definitions

Vines
Primarily firm persuasion, a conviction based upon hearing.
Websters
Unquestioning belief

Importance

  • We cannot please God without faith. Hebrews 11:6; Luke 17:5
  • Faith is connected to salvation. Mark 16:16; Ephesians 2:8-9
  • Christians live by faith. Romans 1:16-17; II Corinthians. 5:7; I Timothy 6:12
  • Paul said some would depart from the faith. I Timothy 4:1
  • Some did make shipwreck of the faith. I Timothy 1:19-20
  • Some men don't have faith. II Thessalonians 3:1-2

One Source

Romans 10:17

Not Saved by Faith Alone

Romans 5:1
James 2:17, 24, 26
Luke 6:46
Matthew 7:21-23

Examples of Faith

Enoch
Hebrews 11:5
Noah
Hebrews 11:7
Moses
Hebrews 11:24-26
Abraham
James 2:21-23
Paul
Acts 27:21-25

Consequences to lacking faith

  • We'll die in our sins. John 8:24; I John 1:8, 10
  • We'll be eternally lost. Mark 16:16; Matt. 7:26-27

Examples of people lacking faith

Eve
Genesis 3:6
Israelites
Hebrews 3:19
Cheif rulers
John 12:42-43
Demons
James 2:19

What is a saving faith?

  • We must be doers of the word. Revelvation 22:14; James 1:22
  • Our faith must work. Galatians 5:6; Philippians 2:12; I Corinthians 15:58
  • An obedient faith. Romans 6:17-18; I Peter 1:22;
    Acts 5:29; Acts 2:38; I Peter 3:21; John 13:17

Rewards of Faith

  • Abel was declared righteous. Hebrews 11:4
  • Noah saved his house. Hebrews 11:7
  • Sarah bore a son. Hebrews 11:11
  • We'll be blessed in this life. Ephesians 1:3; Matthew 6:33
  • We'll receive a crown of life when we die. James 1:12; Revelation 2:10; II Timothy 4:7-8
  • We're promised eternal life. I John 2:25; Mark 10:30
  • We can have an everlasting inheritance. I Peter 1:4

see The Faith
see Belief
see Obedience

see Examples of Conversion
see Table of Things Accompanying Salvation

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