Foundations Of The Christian Faith - Faith Toward God

    By Digital_Zone

    Faith is believing beyond what we could see or feel. Rather, it is means to believe with the heart, our spirit, our inward man. Faith is a lot stronger than a fleeting emotion, with no stability, from the bible but is enticed and motivated by the winds of change which blow constantly in divers directions, never seeming to get its feet on solid ground.

    Indeed, the one who decides to reside by the notion that, "When it feels right, it must be right" and "When it feels good, get it done", can testify that a live influenced by every feeling which an individual experiences is going to be filled with much misery, regret and decay. Feelings are not always reliable. They can be enjoyed, however not depended upon.

    Christianity is not in relation to how we feel. It is stable and reliable. It is by faith. It's believing in God and what He says, beyond how things appear. This is actually the next of the six foundational teachings of Christianity. We must have faith toward God and we must develop faith in God.

    No intelligent person, who desires to understand truth will deny that there surely is a God. Even creation itself reveals that God exists. The planet is too well assembled and the universe too magnificent and vast for almost any real thinking person to doubt a Being of Enormous Power, Wisdom, Intelligence and Might created it. This Being is God. Some call Him the Higher Power. Indeed He is. He's the One Who made everything and therefore He's the Anyone to Whom all must give account.

    The first of the Doctrines of the Christian Faith is Repentance from Dead Works. This means to turnaround from sin and all religious works which cannot offer a person right-standing with the Creator of the universe, a Righteous and Holy God. The next thing would be to trust God and in what He has done to bring us back again to Himself.

    Did I say, "bring us back"? Indeed Used to do, for something happened which had separated us from our God. The story can be found in the initial Book of the Bible, the Book of Genesis. Almighty God had created man in His image and after His likeness. Man was created for the goal of fellowshipping with God. Man had right-standing with God. He was clean, innocent, and holy. God made man like Himself and for Himself. Man however decided to go against God, being tempted by an angel, a fallen angel who did not desire to submit himself to the One Who made him. We in Christianity call him the devil. He's wicked, evil and full of lies and deceptions.

    He tempted man and mankind succumbed compared to that tempter. When the initial man, Adam, and his wife, heard and obeyed God's enemy, the fallen angel, they fell from their right-standing with God. They were now sinners, and thus these were in sin and incapable of helping themselves get free from it. This is what the phrase in the Bible, "dead in sin" means. (Ephesians 2:1-3)

    This sinful nature they passed on, through birth, to any or all of humanity. (Romans 5:12, The Bible). All of us came into this world with a nature of sin. It's said that man is inherently good. In line with the teachings of the Bible, this is not so. Man is inherently evil, until he repents and turns to God in faith that what God has provided for man can set us free and bring us back into right-standing with Himself.

    God, in seeing man-kind's situation determined, as a result of His great love for us, to greatly help us. We could not help ourselves. So God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to die for us and shed His blood to wash away our sinful nature, bringing us once again into right-standing with God as His very children.

    This is actually the real essence of faith toward God. We ought to genuinely believe that God sent His Son to die for the sins. We should feel that Jesus Christ paid the purchase price for our sins and that God raised Him from the dead. We should believe that individuals are now able to come to God and be His children, obtaining a righteous position with Him once again, not on the basis of what we've done, but instead on the basis of what He's prepared for us in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. And we must receive God's Son, the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal Savior.

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