Bible Terms

Bible Term: Faith

Faith is believing in something or someone when it is illogical or in the face of overwhelming opposition. It has been said if there is not the chance to doubt, then it’s not faith.

A great definition is given in Hebrews 11:1, which says, “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Read all of Hebrews 11 for more insight about faith and a list of people who exemplify it.

Although all followers of Jesus accept and follow him by faith, greater amounts of faith are given to some people as a spiritual gift.

Faith, hope, and love are a major triad in the Bible (1 Corinthians 13:13, Colossians 1:5, 1 Thessalonians 1:3, and 1 Thessalonians 5:8).

The Amplified Bible explains faith as “that trust and confidence that spring from our belief in God.”

Key verse about Faith: “If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?” Matthew 6:30. NIV).

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