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Pastor Ken

FAITH

The word “beleiveth” denotes the act and process of faith.
It comes from the Greek verb pisteuo (NT:4100) which occurs 248 times in the New Testament. This use of the present tense indicates that faith must be continued in to receive its benefits (Acts 14:22; Ephes. 6:16; Col. 1:23; Col. 2:5-7; 1 Thes. 5:8; 1 Tim. 2:15; 1 Tim. 3:9; 1 Tim. 6:12; 2 Tim. 3:8; 2 Tim. 4:7; Titus 1:13; Hebrews 10:23-38; 2 Peter 1:5-10). It can be lost (Luke 8:13; 1 Tim. 1:19; 1 Tim. 4:1; 1 Tim. 5:8,12; 1 Tim. 6:10,21; 2 Tim. 2:18; 2 Tim. 3:8; Jude 1:3; Rev. 2:13).
Faith actions, or believing are as follow:
1. To be persuaded of (Romans 4:17-22; Romans 8:38-39; 2 Tim. 1:12)
2. Place confidence in (Ephes. 3:12; Phil. 1:6; Hebrews 3:6,12-14; Hebrews 10:35; 1 John 3:21; 1 John 5:14)
3. The substance or conviction of things hoped for, the assurance of things not seen (Hebrews 10:19-38; Hebrews 11:1,6; Romans 4:17; Romans 8:24)
4. Absolute dependence upon and reliance in the Word of God and of Christ (Matthew 8:8-10; Matthew 15:28; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 11:1-12:3)
5. Full surrender, yieldedness, and obedience to all known truth (Romans 1:5; Romans 16:26; Romans 6:11-23; James 2:14-26; 2 Cor. 10:4-7; Hebrews 11:6)pastorken
6. Trust wholly and unreservedly in the faithfulness of God (Matthew 6:25-34; Matthew 12:21; Luke 12:28-31; Ephes. 1:13; 1 Tim. 4:11; 1 Tim. 6:17; 1 Cor. 10:13)
7. Give one’s self over to a new way of life (Romans 1:17; Romans 6:11-23; Romans 8:1-16; 2 Cor. 10:4-7; Galatians 5:16-26; Col. 3:5-10; Hebrews 12:1-15; Titus 2:11-14; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 2:6; 1 John 3:8-10; 1 John 4:17; 1 John 5:1-5,18)
8. The attributes of God and restored faculty of man together can bring into existence things that are unseen (Romans 4:17; Galatians 5:22; Matthew 17:20; Matthew 21:22; Mark 9:23; Mark 11:22-24; Luke 17:6; Hebrews 11)
9. The whole body of revealed truth (Luke 18:8; Jude 1:3; Romans 10:17; 1 Tim. 4:1,6; 1 Tim. 6:10; 2 Tim. 3:16-17)
10. Joyful faith in, and acceptance of Christ as the substitute for sin and our Savior whereby one receives salvation (Mark 16:16; Acts 4:12; Acts 10:43; Romans 1:16; Romans 3:24-31; Ephes. 2:8-9); access into grace (Romans 5:2); fulfillment of the promises (Hebrews 6:12); the Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:14); righteousness (Romans 4; Romans 9:30,32; Romans 10:6; Phil. 3:9); sonship (Galatians 3:26); healing (James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24); eternal life (John 3:15-18,36; John 5:24; John 6:47); and answers to every prayer (Matthew 7:7-11; Matthew 21:21; Mark 11:22-24; Luke 18:1-8; John 14:12-15; John 15:7,16).

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