Exactly what is Christian faith?
People believe their parents are their birth parents, that their flight will reach its destination, and that they will survive the day. This trust that something will occur or is true, without any hard evidence to support it, is called faith. Christian faith works in a comparable manner.
Faith is believing or trust. It’s not irrational – if it has basis. Christian faith is based on evidence presented in the Bible.
Faith is necessary because, as Hebrews 11:6 tells us:
“Without faith, it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists.”
Christian faith is believing that God will act on his promises, not just that he can, but that he will. Our faith allows us to obey His commandments, even if they run counter to our thinking or go against our desires. It lets us believe God knows what is best for humanity. This is important to us because, as Ephesians 2:9 tells us,
“We are God’s handiwork, created to do good works which he has prepared in advance for us to do.”
Christian faith is believing in the existence, ability, and willingness of God to the point that we live by His promises, obey His commands, and accept His word as final on any matter.
Biblical verses about faith
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Mark 5:36 Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.