WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT FAITH: 12 SCRIPTURES
Without faith, a believer cannot be a believer. Without faith, there is no Christianity. Without faith, no one can aspire to eternal salvation.
What does the Bible have to say about faith?
Here are a dozen Scriptures which answer questions about Faith.
1- What is faith?
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
2- How can one increase their faith?
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
3- Why is faith important to the believer?
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
4- When faith is tested, what is the result for the believer?
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.”
5- What is the instrument by which believers overcome the world and the things of this world?
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”
—1 John 5:4
6- What is absolutely necessary to be saved?
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
7- What is required to be called a “child of God?”
“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”
8- Who is the perfecter of faith in the believers?
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
9- What is necessary for the Christian to walk as a representative of God in this lost and hostile world?
“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)”
—2 Corinthians 5:6-7
10- By what are believers in Jesus Christ justified?
“We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”
11- By what are believers eternally saved?
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
12- AFTER a person is born again (eternally saved), what is the evidence of a believer’s salvation? What separates those who have faith from those who SAY they have faith?
“What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
“Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
—1 Corinthians 1:18-19
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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