Faith Of The Bible (Part II)
Updated: May 25, 2020
By sis Leong Mei Ji
We know God does not want an Inherited faith, a Caught faith, Blind faith or Dead faith. But what kind of faith is commanded by God?
The Faith that saves – Biblical Saving Faith
The apostle Paul wrote,
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,” (Eph. 2:8).
Clearly, faith is central to our salvation. We need to go to the right source – the word of God – to produce a saving faith. The Bereans “searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17: 11).
Saving faith: This saving faith makes a difference. Saving faith is not just faith that leads a person to believe in Christ. It is faith that leads a person to obey Christ, to commit to living a life of ongoing faithful, dedicated service to the Lord and is obedient to the point of obeying all of God‘s word. It is faith that consistently lives by the teachings of God’s word. God wants an obedient faith.
“Be doers of the word and not hearers only” (James 1: 22).
Once we have learnt what God wants, we will do His will. Saving faith will result from questioning our belief, questioning our practices and comparing them to the Bible. God wants us to say as in Luke 17:10,
“So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, we are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.”
This type of faith is the only faith that we can depend on for our salvation. Thus, it is my contention that this is the only faith which is acceptable by God.
A lack of the saving faith: We will die in our sins and we will be eternally lost. “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24).
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” (John 12: 48).
Question: Where are we in the “faith of the Bible”? Only You and I can answer that question.