Why do we teach faith? Four places in the Bible, we find the statement, “The just shall live by faith.” In the Old Testament this statement is placed in the context of living a live guided by clear vision. The New Testament writers pick up this statement, relating it not only to our personal salvation … [Read more…]
Why do we teach faith? We find another reason in Hebrews 6:1 which instructs us that after repentance from dead works, faith toward God is the next essential principle or foundation stone for the believer. That is why from earliest times, church leadership taught their followers that those who were made righteous through Jesus’ death … [Read more…]
Why do we teach faith? Another reason is found in Hebrews 10:38 “Now the just shall live by faith.” The people referred to in this passage are those who are made righteous or ones that God has declared or pronounced to be innocent, faultless, and guiltless, therefore needing “no rectification in the heart or life” (Strongs Concordance). Although the Bible make clear this truth, many Christians carry guilt and shame and struggle in their minds even though they have been set free by the blood of Jesus. You can step into New Covenant living by every day putting your faith in Jesus. His righteousness belongs to you! (Romans 4:23-25)
Why do we teach faith? The greatest reason is found in Hebrews 11:6 EXB: “Without faith no one can please God.” If there were no other reasons, that would be enough, but that verse further explains: “[For; Because] Anyone who comes to God must believe that he ·is real [exists] and that he rewards those who ·truly want to find [earnestly/sincerely seek] him.” So really their are huge benefits from pleasing God in this way. So yes, faith people may be ridiculed and maligned, and it sometimes seems that others would rather we teach doubt and unbelief. In the end that makes no difference, because it’s God we serve and not the shifting views of the critics. Throughout the Bible God always commended people of faith. So let’s join them and press on.