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FAITH? WHAT IS IT,

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Many of us do not understand the power of the impact of this words in our life could you tell us your view or share what you think about it with us.

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FAITH IS BELIEF WITHOUT EVIDENCE!!!! Simple.

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If you are advice not to do something and you believe in faith

would you take your chance and call this faith or risk taking in life

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This is the sort of thinking that kills people. Rather than going to a hospital to get treated, you simply sit back and pray for God to do his will? Then again, faith comes in different sizes.

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Faith the only word that keep a Nigerian man going

The Only thing we ae born with

Faith what makes us Nigerian

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in presenting a definition for faith as a concept, we must understand that as christians faith for us is what the word of God says it is consequently, there couldn't be any better and a more explicitly, understandably clear scriptural definition for faith other than that given to us in Hebrew 11:1. The kjv uses the expression ", substance of things hoped for, " that means faith is such that you can relate with the tangibility of that which is hoped for though as at yet remains unseen to the senses. I love the weymouth's new testament translation of the B part ", faith is, a conviction of the reality of things which we do not see" that means is calling real what the Word God says you are and have beyond the limitations that exist in the realms of our senses.

Now james 2:26 says that ", faith without works is dead", the 'works' here is not that that negates "grace" but rather that of a spontaneous action that is inspired by ", a conviction of the reality of things which we do not see" (wnt)

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Interesting how this discussion on faith seems to have veered into the "prosperity gospel". It only goes to show how pervasive and insidious that poisonous doctrine has become. Much of what is taken to be faith today is but an attempt to manipulate God. Unfortunately, without an understand of God's sovereignty as revealed in the Scriptures, Christians can unknowingly revert to having a pagan worldview that, has them deceived by witchcraft and superstition.

Witchcraft by definition, includes (but is not limited to), any activity in which one claims to have discovered or developed a technique to manipulate supernatural entities/powers. This also applies when a person tries to bend or break natural laws, by alternative means that are not scientific. In contemporary branches of professing Christianity (particularly the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement), this is done primarily through the avenues of prayer, loud declarations and worship.

Many within the Church today believe that God is obligated to hear their prayers and go as far as to teach that their prayers can control destiny. It is taught in these movements that speaking words into the "atmosphere" can cause either good or bad things to happen.

Biblically speaking, true faith has a definition and its genuineness can be tested by its fruit. Biblical faith involves having faith directed in God and His word (John 14:1, 6:29, Acts 20:21, Hebrews 11:6). Faith is not valid if it is not directed to something worth believing; one cannot have faith in faith.

This faith involves believing the right things about God and abandoning all hope in any other creed, system or philosophy that stands in contention against the standards revealed in the Scriptures (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

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Faith is believing what you know ain't so. - Mark Twain.

Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge about things without parallel. - Ambrose Bierce

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You keep shooting yourself in the foot Joagbaje, The scripture you quoted does not prove you can call forth 'thousands' or 'millions' nor does it prove that the christian can live a life here on earth without any form of sickness or pain based on his level of faith at least that is how WOF describes divine health.

you have only shown by that scripture that God allows you to ask, and I'm sure you also agree (your post below shows so) that God cannot grant all wishes or prayers. So I am asking that you show me where scripture supports the concept of divine health or the calling forth of different amount of money based on ones faith

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There is no need for insults.Explain yourself . besides you didn't answer the question.

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I'm not surprised at all, you are a chip off the old block (chris) with a well known reputation and penchant for twisting scriptures to suite your various ungodly teachings.

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It Is scriptural to call forth what you desire in prayer.

Mark 11:24

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive[ them], and ye shall have[ them].

why would you think it is unscrptural to call forth what you desire , be it finance or health .

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Whether or not it is scriptural?

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My answer is yes . Calling forth money forth health etc.

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Oh come on joagbaje, you're too big for this childish game; you still haven't answered the questions. its okay if you say you dont have the answers. provide 'good biblical explanation' thats what I said.

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Ofcourse divine health is part of Gods provision for us in christ

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Sorry, I didn't see it . I got carried away with the first part.

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You didn't answer my questions cos I never said anything about Gods will for us to prosper. These were my question[b]s[/b]:

with reference to your statement below sir!

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I am not Leroy Tompson , didn't talk about money cometh. You asked about Gods will for us to prosper and I gave a scripture for it.

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How does the above scripture support the 'money cometh' doctrine?

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The word of God speaks for itself sir.

2 Corinthians 8:9

9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

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Faith means not wanting to know what is true

-Friedrich Nietzsche

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Wow! off all examples in the world is this the best you can come up with? 'praying for another mans wife' we're talking of common real life scenarios and you're talking of another mans wife, how many christians would pray for that?

I gave an example in my last post which you ignored (as usual).

Now joagbaje, is calling forth money part of his provisions for us in christ Jesus? is divine health part of his provisions for us in christ Jesus?

I'm curious to know and I need good biblical explanation

Thank you!

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Ok, please explain from the word about diff kinds of faith

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muslim faith can we call that faith

because similar to what you have been saying here the muslim take action on what the say and have faith towards its

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it is both ways . One has to grow in the knowledge of The word and one has to grow in the excercise of his faith.

A man may have small faith and yet be very strong small faith. He could get great result with that small strong faith. Another may have big faith and yet be weak in that big faith. He may not have much result. It is good to have big faith and be strong in it.

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I removed it , not because it was wrong, but for the fact that no explanation was given. Ofcourse you are to be blamed for not recieving. Would you rather blame God. God has finished his work concerning us. It is left for us to recieve.

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Good boy! I'm sure you never knew how wrong that statement was until today; you probably have taught your members so. I don't completely blame it on you, its a belief generally taught within the WOF circles. Bible faith in the most simple terms is 'trusting God' whether it is demonstrated by our confession, thoughts, wishes, actions/deeds, lifestyle etc.

WOF makes faith complicated so they can always blame you for not receiving; for example they say you were not healed because you didn't exercise enough faith. the very fact that faith cannot be measured on a scale makes their doctrine look infallible but we know better.

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While we are on the subject of clarification, this part is what I do not understand because Romans 12: 3 at the end says God has dealt to every man THE measure of faith. How then do you quantify faith? If one does not have faith, one is in unbelief. So then is it faith that is grown or does one grow in the knowledge of the application of faith to situations?

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Ok I remove "must". I get your point but my point Is that faith has a voice. Words are associated with faith. The heroes of faith had their own confessions.

Hebrews 11:13

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of[ them], and embraced[ them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

Abraham had his confession in his name. Jacob, Joseph David,Solomon etc.

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Like I said Joagbaje, no hard feelings, just trying to iron out some inconsistencies in your statement. now your last post clearly show that you admit faith can be demonstrated in various ways; however, in your first post you said: "Your faith must be excercised in words." and that is where I have an issue.

I wonder if you'd be humble enough to rephrase your initial statement maybe by removing the word 'must' that way you reduce the inconsistency in your statement.

Thank you

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Sirjohn,

I'm sure there's a point you want to pass across. If you don't agree with me fine, let's learn from you. I would have been able to respond appropriately if I know where you're going . Ofcourse the issue of faith is broad beyond few paragraph. I'm not dodging anything. There is prayer of faith , word of faith or confession of faith and there are deeds/ actions of faith also.

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As usual, you look for an escape route. I'm only asking that you clarify that bit of what you had said that isn't clear to me, no malicious intent!

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Sirjohn,

maybe you should make your own point clear

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I dont think I completely agree with the statement above; however, I will give you the oppurtunity to explain further with reference to the scipture below which shows how some of the heros of faith demonstrarted their faith.

Rememember special emphasis on your statement: "Your mouth is the instrument you use to demonstrate your faith . Your faith must be excercised in words."

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

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There are different kinds of faith.

1. Strong Faith

2.weak faith

3. Big Faith/ Great faith

4. Small Faith

everybody has faith but not thesame faith . You may have faith to deal with some small issues and get results there but you need bigger faith to deal with some heavier matters. The level of faith to deal with malarial is not thesame you will need to deal with cancer. A man faith may be able to call forth 1,000 naira and it works but a bigger faith will be required for millions.

Faith needs to grow. We all have responsibility to grow our faith. If you don't grow your faith, your faith will remain small. You will only be able to achieve little things with your faith. Meditation on the word of God is the primary way to grow your faith.

Romans 10:17

17 So then faith[ cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

HOW DO YOU USE YOUR FAITH TO GET THINGS DONE

Your mouth is the instrument you use to demonstrate your faith . Your faith must be excercised in words. That what's called the Word of Faith

Romans 10:8

8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee,[ even] in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

2 Corinthians 4:13

13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

1 Timothy 4:6

6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

You can speak to anything, everything has inteligence in the realm of the spirit. Even inanimate objects.

[b]Matthew 21:2[/b]1

21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this[ which is done] to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

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Hebrews 11:1

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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The word, "Faith", in itself, means nothing because it is just a word like any other. It is the act of having faith/belief that is powerful and not the word. Everyone has faith or belief in one thing or the other. But before faith can release it's power, it has to be followed by action of some sort. For ex. having faith in the goodness of humanity can lead to actions that help to unluck that goodness in humanity. Faith has value only when it is backed by positive actions.

Blind faith, on the other hand, can and do lead to inactions, passiveness and or shedding of one's resposibilities. This is the kind of faith that has been taught by religions over the ages to billions of people and have become the toxin of our generation.

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Belief in something which you have not yet seen, is written in the Bible, can't remember where exactly of the top of my head, but that is what it describes Faith as.

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