The Bible and Faith

The Bible and Faith
Pat McIntosh

It is not uncommon to see biblical words being used with different meanings today. That is one of the reasons that the NT was written using Koine Greek. The language is basically “dead” now. Why? God knew that prolonged use of a word would see it adapted to current situations as time went on. For example, the English word “gay” means something entirely different today than it did 50 years ago. Now, it is used synonymously with “homosexual” rather than the earlier meaning of “happy” or “festive.”

has basically undergone a similar transition. Today, many use the word with a t know what God means by that, I just have to accept it t understand something, they just accept it in that state of doubt or misunderstanding. Allow me another illustration. Do you believe that the country Tanzania exists? Have you ever been there? I have, but a visit there is not required. There are maps and pictures available providing that evidence.

That is not what the Bible teaches about faith. In Hebrews 11 we find the following definition for Note the They speak of that which is tangible and known. We know that God exists and do not doubt it because of the evidence He has provided. I am just as sure that rather, it is based on biblical evidence.

We are saved by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9). There is no room for doubt. God has provided all the evidence we need. We just need to act upon it.

Sunday A.M. Sermon – What Does the Bible Say About Faith? (Heb. 11:1-6)
Introduction – Rom. 8:11

  1. The Source of Faith – Rom. 10:17; Heb. 11:3; Jno. 14:9-11; 17:20-21; 20:30-31; 14:1-6
  2. The Evolution of Faith – Matt. 13:15; Acts 28:27; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; 1:21; Acts 2:40; 1 Cor. 13:12-13; 3:21-23; Phil. 4:13
  3. The End of Faith: Victory – 1 Jno. 5:4; Job 14:1-2; Eph. 6:10-12; Gal. 5:16-17; Rom. 8:5-9; Heb. 11:6; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Pet. 1:3-4

Sunday P.M. Sermon – A House for God (Hag. 1:3-6)

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