Thought For Today
What Is Faith
Faith is a complete trust, confidence and reliance in God. It is a firm belief without proof, a yearning from the bottom of one’s heart for God’s kingdom to come. It means absolute allegiance, loyalty and fidelity to God no matter under what circumstances.
We are justified by faith alone. But many confuse “faith alone” with “the faith that is alone.” They think that work is unnecessary, obedience is optional and one can be justified by an empty belief that results in no fruit. Their logic is that since we are not justified by works, we don’t even need to make any effort to do God’s work. By their doctrine, being unfaithful, lax, worldly or even submitting to sin will not affect one’s salvation. This widespread doctrine interprets “justification by faith alone” as “justified by faith plus nothing,” by which they mean one can be justified without a love for God, without a hatred for sin, without any effort to keep God’s commandments, without any desire to do God’s will, without any sense of responsibility to defend God’s truth. They teach that one can be as carnal as the world, as long as he had a moment of accepting the fact that Christ died for our sin and was raised up to heaven from death, he is justified. This false faith is a deception from Satan in man’s sinful heart. People who hold on to this false religion prove that they have an unsanctified heart and they do not belong to God. They will be condemned as ungodly and held guilty in the Judgment Day for their willingness to accept a lie rather than the truth, as God always looks into man’s heart.
In Romans Chapter 2 it is written: “God ‘will give to each person according to what he has done.’ To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.” (Romans 2:6-8).
GOD BLESS AMERICA---IN GOD WE TRUST