What is faith?
Faith is the result of divine persuasion effected by the promises of God. “Faith comes by Hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). Faith in Hebrew simply means trust. Faith stems from the heart and is an encompassing word that means trust and confidence.
The promises, “exceeding great and precious,” express the faithfulness of God in the heart thus persuaded: confidence is begotten; trust is inspired. “The promises are yea [established] and amen [fulfilled] in him” (2 Corinthians 1:20) – the Christ; He, by them, is the “originator of faith” in the heart (Hebrews 12:2).
Confidence in and reliance (or trust) upon Christ, and the act of faith following repentance brings to the heart the realization of the forgiveness of sins. Faith grows by the same process that gives it birth – the promises of God, centered in Christ and fulfilled by Him. He is the finisher (also known as the perfecter) of faith.
The bible says that we have all been given the measure of faith to receive Christ (Romans 12:3). Learn more about this topic by clicking the button below.