NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE
OF THINGS NOT YET SEEN (Hebrews 11:1 NKJ).
Faith is absolutely, essential for living in Christ. The familiar James admonition that faith without works is dead affirms the reality that faith is more than creeds, words, and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Faith works hard at the good works called for by Christ and the totality of the Scriptures.
Essential faith is also a living faith: Believing that the risen Jesus is the Son of God, yet not to imitate His character, not to follow His precepts, not to conform to His commands, is no more acceptable faith than to speak kind words to a neighbor, and not assist his wants is acceptable and satisfactory love.
What is essential faith? Faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone. Your journey through this book will expand, deepen, and challenge your faith! Start reading…