- What is faith? How strong is your faith? What do you believe in strongly?
More reading on faith:
For more on faith also read 2 Thessalonians 2:13.
Per dictionary.com, faith is: –noun
belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.
Theology. the trust in God and in His
promises as made through Christ and the Scriptures
Per Eaton’s Dictionary, faith is:
Faith is in general
the persuasion of the mind that a certain statement is true
(Philippians 1:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:13). Its primary idea is trust. A thing is true, and
therefore worthy of trust. It admits of many degrees up to full assurance of faith, in
accordance with the evidence on which it rests.
Per Martin Luther on faith, please refer to the following website:
Per Matthew Henry’s commentary (Philippians 1:27-30) , faith is:
Those who profess the gospel of Christ,
should live as becomes those who believe gospel
truths, submit to gospel laws, and depend upon gospel promises. The original word
"conversation" denotes the conduct of citizens who seek the credit, safety, peace, and
prosperity of their city. There is that in the faith of the gospel, which is worth
striving for; there is much opposition, and there is need of striving. A man may sleep and
go to hell; but he who would go to heaven, must look about him and be diligent. There
may be oneness of heart and affection among Christians, where there is diversity of
judgment about many things. Faith is God's gift on the behalf of Christ; the ability and
disposition to believe are from God. And if we suffer reproach and loss for Christ, we are
to reckon them a gift, and prize them accordingly. Yet salvation must not be ascribed to
bodily afflictions, as though afflictions and worldly persecutions deserved it; but from
God only is salvation: faith and patience are his gifts.
- Do you like Eaton’s definition of faith?
- Do you like Luther’s definition of faith?
- Do you like Matthew Henry’s definition of faith?
The following websites were referenced on March 2, 2007:
Any questions or updates? Please contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org