What Is Faith?

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11 is traditionally known as the “Faith Chapter”, here the author goes through many heroes of the Bible and how their faith in God saved them. It’s to demonstrate that we can’t be saved without faith. All throughout the Bible from Abraham to Paul , it was faith that saved these men, not their own righteousness or works.  For it by grace you have been saved through faith, not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9)

The original Greek word for faith is “Pistis” meaning belief, trust, expectation. Faith is not wishful thinking or hoping. Faith is truly having confidence in God that you are saved by the works of Christ, and truly having confidence that God will deliver you

For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Hebrews 11:2-3

It’s with faith or confidence that we know the universe was created by God. The universe didn’t randomly create itself from nothingness, or was created by a group of aliens. The evidence of God’s creation is clearly seen in the world, that we are without excuse (Romans 1:20) 

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. Hebrews 11:4-5

Why did God reject Cain and accept Abel’s sacrifice? Because Cain lacked true faith! Why did Enoch escape death and was raptured to Heaven? Was it because Enoch was a sinless man? No , for we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) Enoch’s faith pleased God

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

Without faith it’s impossible to please God! Thats a strong statement we should ponder in our hearts. Yes Christ died for the sins of the world, but without faith you wont be saved. You need to fully trust and believe (faith) that Jesus is your Lord and paid the penalty for your sins!

I encourage you to read the entire chapter of Hebrews 11, as the author demonstrates how all the patriachs of the Bible were saved by faith Amen!

9 thoughts on “What Is Faith?

  1. LINDA FREITAS DOS ANJOS

    Glória ao senhor Jesus Cristo.

    Em dom, 30 de ago de 2020 16:33, Unashamed of Jesus escreveu:

    > Unashamed of Jesus posted: ” Now faith is the substance of things hoped > for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Hebrews 11 is > traditionally known as the “Faith Chapter”, here the author goes through > many heroes of the Bible and how their faith in God saved them. It’s t” >

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  2. cctechm777

    That Faith is given through Grace from the Lord. Some People do have a “faith”, but if that faith is not born of God, but of a human belief system, that faith will promote the false Gospel and a false Christ.
    For we have indwelling within us by the Holy Spirit the Faith of Christ towards God. It is all a gift. As Hebrews states: Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
    Jesus is the foremost giver of this faith, and he is the finisher, that means OUR FAith comes from Him, and He will Keep us in His Faith…..Praise the Lord, that we can trust in Him, because there is nothing within us we can trust!
    Thank you, and the Lord bless you!

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