Examining Faith

RayneBeau

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Faith or lack of faith manifests itself in many ways. Faith is believing that God will supply all my needs.
Christians believe by "faith" that He will supply those needs because He tells us so in His Word. We either believe that He will or He won't. To reveal your thought that God will not provide for all your needs is to not have "faith" and reveals the shameful fact that you doubt that God can keep His promises, and that dishonors Him.
 

RayneBeau

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Paul says in Ephesians that God has given born-again believers in Christ a "shield of faith" which enables the Christian to be able to put out all the flaming missiles of the evil one. Using that shield of faith in times of temptation stops Satan's flaming arrows. Those who profess to be strong in faith but are without the shield of faith to protect and guard them, easily succumb to sin because they listen to Satan instead of to God. Faith is putting to use the tools God gives Believers that builds faith. A church's catechism does not build faith, nor exhibit faith.
 
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RayneBeau

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Faith is following Jesus who is things unseen and who has real authority. Lack of faith is following a man who claims to have authority.
Amen! Fixing our eyes on Jesus who is the author and perfector of our faith, is our greatest example of what faith is and does. The acts of faith Christ displayed while on this earth will remain forever unsurpassed. Focusing on Jesus alone is 'faith' - focusing on anything or anyone else is pure 'faithlessness.'
 
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pilgrim

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Amen! Fixing our eyes on Jesus who is the author and perfector of our faith, is our greatest example of what faith is and does. The acts of faith Christ displayed while on this earth will remain forever unsurpassed. Focusing on Jesus alone is 'faith' - focusing on anything or anyone else is pure 'faithlessness.'
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Jesus doesn't have faith. What acts do you mean?
 

Maxtar

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Seriously how RCs twist posts. Champions at it.
How is what he said the twisting of a post? Our friend made a comment and asked a question. Every person who believes the Jesus is God incarnated upon this earth, that He died as the sacrifice for us all has faith that those things are true.
 

RayneBeau

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How is what he said the twisting of a post? Our friend made a comment and asked a question. Every person who believes the Jesus is God incarnated upon this earth, that He died as the sacrifice for us all has faith that those things are true.
But real 'faith' is SO much more than just believing that "Jesus is God incarnated upon this earth, that He died as the sacrifice for us all."
 

balshan

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How is what he said the twisting of a post? Our friend made a comment and asked a question. Every person who believes the Jesus is God incarnated upon this earth, that He died as the sacrifice for us all has faith that those things are true.
The post responded to another post which had nothing in it about Jesus not having faith, that the poster twisting the previous post implied the first poster had made that implication. When our posts are twisted it explains why Rcs have trouble with scripture. It shows why the RCC twists the word of God.

The devil believes but he is not saved. It is more than head knowledge. Faith is more than knowledge. It is God given faith.

Heb 12:2

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

rom 10:17

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Heb 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Heb 11:1

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Eph 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

2 Cor 5:7

For we walk by faith, not by sight.
 
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Mysterium Fidei

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Are you a Trinitarian-denying Catholic?
Where ever do you see anti-trinitarianism in O.L.G's post?? Besides, isn't the subject of this thread Faith, not the Trinity?
Well the Catholic Church defined the Trinity and defended it against heretics long before Martin Luther's heresies.
 
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