We need to give honor to God by the firmness with which we believe his promises. May our conduct be such as to honor God; that is, to show our conviction that God was worthy of implicit confidence and trust. In this way, we will believe in the promises of God, so as to do honor to him. Our faithful actions will bear testimony to him that he is worthy of confidence. We to will become witnesses in his favor; and furnish to our fellow-men evidence that God has a claim on the authority and trust of mankind.
“FAITH is a negation of reason,” writes British philosopher A. C. Grayling. "The relation of faith to reason is of utmost importance for the thinking believer. The problem of how to combine these aspects of personhood has existed from the earliest apologists. Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, and Tertullian all struggled." - Norman L. Geisler As you read this article, take note of how true faith and reason are compatible.
In faith and love which is in Christ Jesus - Hold these truths with sincere faith in the Lord Jesus, and with that love which is the best evidence of attachment to him. Spiritual health is far more important than physical health.
The failure to put faith in Jesus Christ is not a mere misfortune, it is a sin, a grievous sin, an appalling sin, a damning sin. “He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (1901 ASV) ... Continue Reading →
Faithfulness is a quality or attribute applied in the Scripture to both God and man. This article is limited to the consideration of the Scripture teaching concerning the meaning of faithfulness in its application to God. Faithfulness is one of the characteristics of God's ethical nature. It denotes the firmness or constancy of God in... Continue Reading →
Hebrews 3:12-13 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, heart of unbelief, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the... Continue Reading →
Is your faith genuine? Is it the kind of faith that shrinks every time there is a difficulty in your life? Or, is your faith strong, having been built on deep research into God’s Word? Is your faith strong enough to carry you through to the end? – Matthew 24:13. The apostle Paul, writing to... Continue Reading →
The Greek New Testament has much to say about faith. This is especially true of the Gospel of John as it has several Greek words related to “faith,” which are used over forty percent more often than do the other three Gospels combined. As we learned in the above excursion on faith, the apostle John... Continue Reading →
From the moment that you have become a Christian, your spiritual progress has been mostly a joy to you! Yet, you want to remain as Paul said to the Christians in Colossae, "as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you... Continue Reading →
Joshua 1:7 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. It was 33 A.D., Passover night... Continue Reading →