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INSIGHT FEATURE
Faith
Written by Marvin J. Rosenthal

I have some crucially important questions to ask you. They have to do with faith.

  • Do you want to please God? The Bible says, “…without faith it is impossible to please him [God]…” (Hebrews 11:6).
  • Do you want to experience God’s saving grace? The Bible says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith…” (Ephesians 2:8).
  • Do you want to receive God’s salvation? The Bible says, “Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:9).
  • Do you want the life to come to be real and relevant to you now? The Bible says, “Now faith is the substance [title deed] of things hoped for, the evidence [proof] of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).
  • Do you want to be an overcomer, to triumph over this unregenerate, satanically controlled, humanistic world system? The Bible says, “…and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4).

All other graces, like birds in the nest, depend on what faith brings to them. Thomas Watson (1620-1686), the Puritan author, wrote, “Love is the crowning grace in heaven, but faith is the conquering grace on earth.”

Faith is the channel by which impotent humanity is enabled to lay hold of the omnipotent God, or, more accurately, by which an omnipotent God lays hold of impotent humanity.

Faith is taking God at His word – not simply responding to external signs and miracles.

Faith is deaf to doubt, dumb to discouragement, blind to impossibilities, and knows nothing but success in God.

Faith means being prepared to trust where we are not permitted to see.

Faith is a plant that can grow in the shade, a grace that can find the way to Heaven in a dark night.

Faith allows Christ to do for us and with us what we could never do alone.

Through the ages, a few great men and women have striven to understand the biblical subject of faith...