What is Faith??
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“Jesus is Lord”

Since: Aug 11

Greenwood, Indiana

#1 Nov 19, 2012
Just what is faith to you, can anyone answer this question? Please try to answer it with FACTS from the Bible....

“For The Love Of GOD”

Since: Nov 11

Awaiting My Home

#2 Nov 19, 2012
Hebrews 11:

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Romans 8:

24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?

2 Corinthians 4:

18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 5:

7 We live by faith, not by sight.

Hebrews 3:

6 But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.

Hebrews 3:

14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.

Hebrews 10:

39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.

Hebrews 11:

7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

Hebrews 11:

27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.

Roland_Deschain

“Naturalism - Nature is Enough”

Since: Nov 07

UK

#3 Nov 19, 2012
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
Just what is faith to you, can anyone answer this question? Please try to answer it with FACTS from the Bible....
In what context are you using the word 'faith'? It has different meanings depending on how it is being used. Having faith ones car will stop when the brakes are applied (for example) is different from having faith in the existence of a supernatural entity.

Anyway, to answer your question (I'll assume you are referring to religious faith), AFAIAC religious faith is belief without evidence. After all, if you had evidence you would not require religious faith would you?

“Jesus is Lord”

Since: Aug 11

Greenwood, Indiana

#4 Nov 19, 2012
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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In what context are you using the word 'faith'? It has different meanings depending on how it is being used. Having faith ones car will stop when the brakes are applied (for example) is different from having faith in the existence of a supernatural entity.
Anyway, to answer your question (I'll assume you are referring to religious faith), AFAIAC religious faith is belief without evidence. After all, if you had evidence you would not require religious faith would you?
I don't believe in religion of any kind, because religion is not of God, but of mankind! When I use the word faith, I mean the Bible kind of faith!

“For The Love Of GOD”

Since: Nov 11

Awaiting My Home

#5 Nov 19, 2012
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
<quoted text> I don't believe in religion of any kind, because religion is not of God, but of mankind! When I use the word faith, I mean the Bible kind of faith!
Absolutely. Amen!

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#6 Nov 19, 2012
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
<quoted text> I don't believe in religion of any kind, because religion is not of God, but of mankind! When I use the word faith, I mean the Bible kind of faith!
Faith
I. THE MEANING OF THE WORD

( Pistis , fides). In the Old Testament , the Hebrew means essentially steadfastness , cf. Exod., xvii, 12, where it is used to describe the strengthening of Moses' hands; hence it comes to mean faithfulness , whether of God towards man ( Deuteronomy 32:4 ) or of man towards God (Ps. cxviii, 30). As signifying man's attitude towards God it means trustfulness or fiducia . It would, however, be illogical to conclude that the word cannot, and does not, mean belief or faith in the Old Testament for it is clear that we cannot put trust in a person's promises without previously assenting to or believing in that person's claim to such confidence. Hence even if it could be proved that the Hebrew does not in itself contain the notion of belief, it must necessarily presuppose it. But that the word does itself contain the notion of belief is clear from the use of the radical, which in the causative conjugation, or Hiph'il , means "to believe ", e.g. Gen., xv, 6, and Deut., i, 32, in which latter passage the two meanings -- viz. of believing and of trusting -- are combined. That the noun itself often means faith or belief , is clear from Hab., ii, 4, where the context demands it. The witness of the Septuagint is decisive; they render the verb by pisteuo , and the noun by pistis ; and here again the two factors, faith and trust, are connoted by the same term.
- Catholic Encyclopedia

“Jesus is Lord”

Since: Aug 11

Greenwood, Indiana

#8 Nov 19, 2012
Here is some Scriptures on faith....

Hebrews 11:1; Heb.11:6...Ro. 10:17 and14:23, 5:1...Eph.2:8,9...Mark 11:22...Matthew 17:20...Gal.2:20...1 Peter 1:6-9...

If anyone don't understand these Scripture's please let me know, and I will answer them for you....

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#9 Nov 19, 2012
Faith is firmly hoping that no one will guess that you and Armed and Dangerous are the same person, Preacherdude.

Roland_Deschain

“Naturalism - Nature is Enough”

Since: Nov 07

UK

#10 Nov 19, 2012
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
<quoted text> I don't believe in religion of any kind, because religion is not of God, but of mankind! When I use the word faith, I mean the Bible kind of faith!
As I said, belief without evidence. If you had evidence you would not require faith would you? BTW, using the bible to 'prove god' is circular reasoning.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#11 Nov 19, 2012
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
Just what is faith to you, can anyone answer this question? Please try to answer it with FACTS from the Bible....
How odd. Faith does not rely on "facts". It relies on a belief in something not seen nor heard.
Punisher

Brentwood, NY

#13 Nov 19, 2012
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
<quoted text> I don't believe in religion of any kind, because religion is not of God, but of mankind! When I use the word faith, I mean the Bible kind of faith!
How is it that the Bible, a book composed by Men of Religion. Is not itself a product of Religion?

Why does it get a pass, when everything about it is all Religion, all the time? All the interpretations originate from Religions and Religious men. Yet the Bible escapes this Religious curse?

How do you guys make that delineation? Explain it. Why does the Bible stand alone, free of Religious connotations, while everything about it is the results of Religion. Its very canon/s was/were established for Religious purposes (as well as political) all the interpretations are sourced from and for Religions and its all been done by Religious men...

Why?
Jeff

San Jose, CA

#14 Nov 19, 2012
Punisher wrote:
<quoted text>How is it that the Bible, a book composed by Men of Religion. Is not itself a product of Religion?
Why does it get a pass, when everything about it is all Religion, all the time? All the interpretations originate from Religions and Religious men. Yet the Bible escapes this Religious curse?
How do you guys make that delineation? Explain it. Why does the Bible stand alone, free of Religious connotations, while everything about it is the results of Religion. Its very canon/s was/were established for Religious purposes (as well as political) all the interpretations are sourced from and for Religions and its all been done by Religious men...
Why?
The Bible is the most scrutinized book in history. What is a "Religious connotation"?
Jeff

San Jose, CA

#15 Nov 19, 2012
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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How odd. Faith does not rely on "facts". It relies on a belief in something not seen nor heard.
This is not the way that Bible uses the word faith. Jesus Himself appealed to His miracles to support His claims.
Jeff

San Jose, CA

#16 Nov 19, 2012
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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As I said, belief without evidence. If you had evidence you would not require faith would you? BTW, using the bible to 'prove god' is circular reasoning.
Belief without evidence is not taught in the Bible. It appeals to a number of things such as evidence. After Moses was commissioned by God to lead the Jews, he performed miracles. When he went to the pharaoh to let the people go he showed him miracles so that he would believe.
BTW- the Bible is a record of God's dealings with mankind.

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#17 Nov 19, 2012
Jeff wrote:
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Belief without evidence is not taught in the Bible. It appeals to a number of things such as evidence. After Moses was commissioned by God to lead the Jews, he performed miracles. When he went to the pharaoh to let the people go he showed him miracles so that he would believe.
BTW- the Bible is a record of God's dealings with mankind.
Criss Angel, David Copperfield, etc..........all perform miracles then too.
Jeff

San Jose, CA

#18 Nov 19, 2012
Earth Child 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Criss Angel, David Copperfield, etc..........all perform miracles then too.
No they don't. Those are not miracles.

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#19 Nov 19, 2012
Jeff wrote:
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No they don't. Those are not miracles.
They may as well be since you think the ones in the bible are.
FSM

Collingwood, Australia

#20 Nov 19, 2012
Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
Mark Twain

Since: Jun 12

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#21 Nov 19, 2012
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
Just what is faith to you, can anyone answer this question? Please try to answer it with FACTS from the Bible....
The Christian "faith" is all about becoming mindless brainwashed Christbots full of hatred.

Since: Jun 12

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#22 Nov 19, 2012
Nettiebelle wrote:
Faith is firmly hoping that no one will guess that you and Armed and Dangerous are the same person, Preacherdude.
May I make a slight variation of that:

Faith is firmly hoping that no one will guess that you and Armed and Dangerous are the same person, Pastor Bill.

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