What is Faith?


Faith is... According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary
1. allegiance to duty or a person: loyalty; fidelity to one's promises;
    sincerity of intentions.
2 .belief and trust in and loyalty to God; belief in the traditional
    doctrines of a religion; firm belief in something for which there
    is no proof; complete trust.
3. something that is believed especially with strong conviction,
    especially a system of religious beliefs (the Protestant faith).

Faith is... According to the Bible in Hebrews chapter 11 verse 1
1. Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen;
    it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
    (New Living Translation Bible)
2. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of
    things not seen. (King James Version Bible)
3. NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, [a] the title deed)
    of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see
    and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is
    not revealed to the senses]. (Amplified Version Bible)
4. Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen.
    (World English Bible)
5. The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith,
    is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living.
    It's our handle on what we can't see. The act of faith is what
    distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.
    (The Message Version Bible)
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JESUS Come Into My Life...
Now pray with us: "Father God, in Jesus name, I have heard Your voice. I want Your way of life. I am sorry. I know I am a sinner. Father, I believe Jesus is Your Son and I accept Him as my personal Lord and Savior. Father, I thank you for loving me enough to send Your Son to die for me. Now Lord, help me through the rest of my life. In Jesus' name. Amen."
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Luke 15:10 tells us: "...there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth." 




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