The Roles Of Faith & Reason

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Faith is like learning to trust the water will support you          
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Learning To Trust God Is Like Learning To Swim

HEBREWS 11:1  Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Faith is the inner conviction and certainty that I can trust God in every situation because of who God is and what he has done to demonstrate his faithfulness.

Learning To Trust God Is Like Learning To Swim. Before we learn to swim, we do not trust the fact that we can float in water. But eventually we learn that the water will support us without any effort on our part, if we will trust in the facts of its characteristics.

FAITH IS founded on -

•  GOD'S CHARACTER - his love, his grace and his faithfulness, not on
    man's ideas or efforts

•  GOD'S REVELATION OF HIMSELF in his WORD - The Bible - and in his
     WORKS  eg creation

•  GOD'S ACTS IN FULFILLING HIS PROMISES, not on man's feelings

MARK 11:22 which is usually translated as "Have faith in God" should actually be translated as "have God's (ie God-given faith) faith".

 


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