“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)

A common misconception is that the Christian faith is simply another faith in the existence of a Creator with focus on Jesus who is said to be the sacrifice for the sins of the world, but this misses the mark. The reality is that our faith is a faith in the promises of God, based on his grace and sovereignty and mercy and love and the writer of Hebrews delves further into this by giving examples of the faithful and what their faith truly was. See, for the Christian, the existence of God and Lordship of Christ is not questionable, in fact, it is absolute fact and attested to by the revelation of the Holy Spirit. When Peter confessed Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of the living God, Jesus responded by saying that this was not revealed by man, but by God Himself (Matthew 16:13-20). Later, Paul, when writing to the Corinthian church reinforces the point marvelously, proclaiming that no one can say “Jesus is Lord” unless by the Holy Spirit and no one can say “Jesus is cursed” by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3). When the test of faith arises, it is a test that attempts to throw the grace and sovereignty of God into question; this is no longer questionable.

Soli Deo Gloria


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