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Where does faith come from?

Discussion in 'For New Christians' started by Droobie, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. Droobie

    Droobie Rebmem Raluger

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    This faith that we all talk about? Where does it come from?
     
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  2. Mandy

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    Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
     
  3. FOMWatts<><

    FOMWatts<>< Follower of the Way

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    Faith is a gift from GOD :D A mighty nice gift too ;)

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  4. ThienAn

    ThienAn Bench Press THIS!

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    I agree. Faith comes from God, who would give it abundantly to those who seek earnestly.
     
  5. samcarternx

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    All men have been given a measure of faith. Faith comes from hearing and hearing by the Word of God. We are saved by grace through faith and that is not of ourselves, but the gift of God. I have been crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I but Christ lives in me and the life I now live in the flesh, I live by THE FAITH of the Son of God who died and gave Himself up for me. This faith comes through the Holy Spirit who is the Lord's spirit that was in Him when He walked on earth. love-sam
     
  6. heymikey80

    heymikey80 Quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur

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    It comes from the heart; the heart changed by God.
     
  7. crossnote

    crossnote Berean Supporter

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    Faith comes from hearing and more specifically hearing God's promises. The promises of God are 'faith food' not the law.

    This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
    (Gal 3:2)
     
  8. chilehed

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    Faith is an act of the will by which we adhere to God, and a free assent to the whole truth that He has revealed.
    It is a gift of God, a supernatural vitue infused by Him.
     
  9. Hiroyuki

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    The Spirit of Faith which is the Spirit of the Father and the Son.
     
  10. pilgrimgal

    pilgrimgal Jeremiah 29:11 It's good!

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    Hi Droobie, Everyone here has pretty much answered what I would say; but just adding that to me..Faith does come by hearing and hearing does come from the Word of God..but this means more than just reading the Word of God..it means asking for the gift of faith which God gives freely to those who ask so that what we read or hear can work in us. Such faith is given by God through grace and we draw from that gift which is within us..

    God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And as Holy Spirit is God..the Holy Spirit gives the gifts..So, yes, basically this gift of faith comes from God.

    If we feel we are lacking in faith..we are to pray and ask for the gift. And even if we have been persons of faith for many years we should regularly ask the Holy Spirit (God) for an increase in faith. :prayer:

    I suggest reading Hebrews 11..the whole chapter to understand better what faith means to the people of God..then as it does now beginning with the first verse: Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." :amen:

    peace and blessings. :wave:
     
  11. DoctorJosh

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    Faith: Faith is the combination of Belief and Trust. Thus when it says in the Bible to have Faith, it means Trust and Believe in the Lord Jesus. By the meaning of Blind Faith, it means we cannot see Jesus, but we know He is there. Faith through Prayer means we believe Jesus heard our Prayer and we Trust Jesus will do something about it. For some it is hard since they just believe, but yet do not know Jesus well enough to Trust Jesus. So that is why the Bible is the Key to knowing how Jesus is, thus understanding Jesus, then Loving Jesus, then Trusting Jesus. Then, when you have all those, You have Absolute Faith in Jesus. The Bible is the Key to knowing who Jesus is, it is the first thing to use as your guide and understanding why, how, when and where. Let your heart open up to Jesus in Heaven and you will find the rest and just Believe.

    Faith comes from YOU, not God. Jesus said, Have Faith. That means you are to develope Faith to Trust and Believe in Him. Jesus also mentioned if you just had Faith (Believe and Trust absolutely) that you can move mountains. God Bless.
     
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  12. dga

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    Faith is a decision or a desire.

    Faith is like an open hand, expecting the gift to appear, so that it can receive it.
    Sometimes, the hand gets tired, but it remains open.
    Faith is like expecting the gift, which your best friend has sent you by the post.

    Love likes to be trusted, in order to be accepted. If it is not trusted, it feels rejected.

    1 John 4:16, Galatians 5:6, Psalm 130:5,6,7, Psalm 38:15, Romans 10:17, 15:18,19, Matthew 7:24-27, 24:35, 1 Peter 1:23, 25, John 1:1,14, 1 Kings 18:43, 44, Psalm 33:20, Psalm 40:1, Psalm 25:5, Psalm 27:14, 2 Peter 1:1, Galatians 5:22, 1 Corinthians 13:7,8, Mark 5:36, 9:23, 11:22, 1John 5:14-15, Hebrews 11:6, 1 John 1:10, Matthew 19:26, Matthew 14:30, Romans 8:32, 10:10, Romans 12:2,3, Hebrews 11:1, 12:1,2, Romans 4:18-21, James 1:6-8, Mark 11:23, 4:38, 40, 6:5, 6, 9:22-24, 10:52, Matthew 21:21, 22, 8:13, 9:21, 22, 29, 14:29-31, 13:58, Luke 1:18, 20, 5:5, 7:7, 9, 8:24, 25, 49, 50, 18:38, 42, John 4:50, 6:5-8, 20:25, 29, 2 Chronicles 16:7-9, Mark 11:22, Galatians 5:22, 2:20, Romans 12:3, II Corinthians 4:13, I Corinthians 12:9, Ephessians 2:8, John 1:14-17, Romans: 10:9,10, Mark 11:23, 24, 5:28, 4:38, 40, 9:22-24, Matthew 8:8, 10, 13, 25, 26, 17:20, 21:21, 9:18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 14:30, 31, 15:27, 28, Luke 1:18,20, 38, 5:5, 7:7, 9, 8:24, 25, 17:6, 18:38, 42, John 6:2-8, 11:38-40, James 2:20-26, Mark 11:24, 2:5, 4:38, 40, 2 Kings 5:10,13,14, John 9:7, 4:50, Luke 5:5, 19-20, 25, 8:24, 25, 44, 48, Matthew 8:25, 26, 9:2, 1 Corinth 2:10-16, Revelation 19:13, 22:17, Luke 16:30, 31, Mark 4:13-20, James 5:7, Joshua 1:8, Psalm 33:18, 22, Hebrews 2:3-4, Mark 16:17,18,20, 1 Corinthians 2:4-5, John 1:1,14, 10:25,38, 14:11, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, Numbers 11:23, Psalm 103:3,5,8,11,13,17,18, Psalm 145:7,8,9, Psalm 78:32, Psalm 130:5-7, Psalm 112:7, Ephesians 6:23, 2 Thessalonians 1:3, Psalm 119:89
     
  13. razeontherock

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    Did anybody notice Sam resurrected an 8 year old thread?
     
  14. Phaedron777

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    The mysteries of Faith

    1) Taking that leap of faith required to believe in God

    2) Demonstrating obedience and faithfulness

    3) The faith to move mountains, walk on water, and trust in God.

    4) In Mathew 21 Jesus tells us to ask for anything in faith, and believing that we will receive. If we don't believe then God can't help us. Without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that seeks God must believe he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.

    The last one is the most interesting, and very few, if any, have this kind of faith today.

    The seven wisdoms Wisdom: The Reluctant Messenger - Science Religion Spirituality God Allah Qur'an Bible Torah Codes Taoism Judaism Christianity Islam Buddhism Buddha Hindu Sihkism Kabbalah Sufi Mysticism Jewish Taoist faith Quantum Relativity Universe

    The wisdom of faith Wisdom of Faith: The Reluctant Messenger - Science Religion Spirituality God Allah Qur'an Bible Torah Codes Taoism Judaism Christianity Islam Buddhism Buddha Hindu Sihkism Kabbalah Sufi Mysticism Jewish Taoist Faith Quantum Relativity Universe

    Note: I don't think everything on this site true, of course, as such only the Christian faith is worth anything, IMHO, but the seven wisdoms do apply.

    Now in order to NOT doubt, is the hard part. A woman who immediately runs out to rescue her child from beneath a car suddenly gains the strength to lift it. There was no doubt in her heart, only the definite and absolute need to rescue the child to such an extent the possibility of failure and rational science completely vanished from her mind.
     
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