Monday, 14 November 2016
Faith is complete trust and reliance on the Lord Jesus as He is revealed in His Word. It is believing who He is, what He has done, and what His Word says.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 5:24 (KJV)
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:31-32 (KJV)
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17 (KJV)
It is granted as a gift of God’s grace and results in salvation. Saving faith will be accompanied by good works and obedience after justification.
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.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:8-10 (KJV)
But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Romans 6:17 (KJV)
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
James 2:26 (KJV)
It is the assurance of eternal life in God’s presence.
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Hebrews 1:1 (KJV)
It is the instrument which brings justification when Christ alone is the object. Without faith it is impossible to please God
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Romans 1:17 (KJV)
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 3:36 (KJV)