You Can Have Living Faith
You Can Have Living Faith
¬Introduction
¬What Is Faith?
¬The Meaning of Faith
¬The Book of James: An 'Epistle of Straw'?
¬Examples of Living Faith
¬When It Seems God Doesn't Hear or Answer
¬Enemies of Faith
¬Growing In Faith

The Meaning of Faith


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Many people think of "faith" as either a feeling or a collection of ideas that represent one's convictions. Although both of these concepts involve elements of faith, the full definition is much broader. The Greek word most often translated "faith,"pistis, means "firm persuasion" and "a conviction based upon hearing." Notice the definition from a respected Bible dictionary:

"The main elements in 'faith' in its relation to the invisible God, as distinct from 'faith' in man, are especially brought out in the use of this noun and the corresponding verb, pisteuo; they are (1) a firm conviction, producing a full acknowledgment of God's revelation or truth, e.g., 2 Thess. 2:11-12; (2) a personal surrender to Him, John 1:12; (3) a conduct inspired by such surrender, 2 Cor. 5:7. Prominence is given to one or other of these elements according to the context" (Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, 1985, "Faith").

Faith is attitude, conviction and conduct based on a right relationship with God. It is not static, but grows in strength and depth as we nourish that relationship with our Creator throughout our lives.


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