samharries: Foundations Of The Christian Faith - Faith Toward God
Foundations Of The Christian Faith - Faith Toward God
Faith is believing beyond what we are able to see or feel. Rather, it is methods to believe with one's heart, our spirit, our inward man. Faith is much stronger than a fleeting emotion, which has no stability, but is enticed and motivated by the winds of change which blow constantly in divers directions, never seeming to have its feet on solid ground.
Indeed, the person who decides to live by the notion that, "When it feels right, it must be right" and "If it feels good, get it done", can testify that a live influenced by every feeling which a person experiences will be full of much misery, regret and decay. Feelings are not always reliable. They can be enjoyed, however not depended upon.
Christianity isn't based upon how exactly we feel. It's stable and reliable. It's by faith. It is believing in God and what He says, beyond how things appear. This is actually the 2nd of the six foundational teachings of Christianity. alive christians We must have faith toward God and we should develop faith in God.
No intelligent person, who desires to know truth will deny that there is a God. Even creation itself reveals that God exists. The planet is too well put together and the universe too magnificent and vast for any real thinking person to doubt that 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 is the One Who made everything and therefore He is the Anyone to Whom all will need to give account.
The first of the Doctrines of the Christian Faith is Repentance from Dead Works. This means to turn around from sin and all religious works which cannot give a person right-standing with the Creator of the universe, a Righteous and Holy God. The next thing would be to have trust in God and in what He has been doing to bring us back to Himself.
Did I say, "bring us back"? Indeed Used to do, for something happened which had separated us from our God. The story are available in the very first Book of the Bible, the Book of Genesis. Almighty God had created man in His image and after His likeness. Man was made for the objective 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 went against God, being tempted by an angel, a fallen angel who didn't desire to submit himself to the very One Who made him. We in Christianity call him the devil. He's wicked, evil and saturated in lies and deceptions.
He tempted man and mankind succumbed to that tempter. When the first man, Adam, and his wife, heard and obeyed God's enemy, the fallen angel, they fell from their right-standing with God. These were now sinners, and therefore they certainly were in sin and incompetent at helping themselves escape it. This is exactly what the phrase in the Bible, "dead in sin" means. (Ephesians 2:1-3)
This sinful nature they passed down, through birth, to any or all of humanity. (Romans 5:12, The Bible). Many of us arrived to this world with a nature of sin. It's said that man is inherently good. Based on the teachings of the Bible, this is simply 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 to right-standing with Himself.
God, in seeing man-kind's situation determined, because of His great passion for us, to greatly help us. We could not help ourselves. So God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to die for all of us and shed His blood to scrub 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 should genuinely believe that God sent His Son to die for the sins. We must feel that Jesus Christ paid the cost for our sins and that God raised Him from the dead. We must believe that individuals is now able to come to God and be His children, obtaining a righteous position with Him once again, not on the foundation of what we have done, but instead on the basis of what He's done for us in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. And we should receive God's Son, the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and personal Savior.