Faith is belief. It is one of the five basic doctrines mentioned in Hebrews 6:1-2. It was through lack of faith that humanity fell from grace. Adam and Eve put their fath in Satan by believing him rather than God. That led to obeying and serving Satan the god of this world (II Corinthians 4:4) rather than God their creator. That is why salvation can only come through faith. It is only by beleiving God that mankind can be reconciled to Him. Not by works, nor by law, but by faith. Faith in God leads to obeying and serving God rather than Satan. When we believe God we want to keep His commandments and do good works. We are not saved by works, or the law, but by Faith followed by law and works.
See our articles on faith:
Why Faith Faith is the key to salvation! Salvation cannot be bought - nor can it be earned. It comes by faith. Why are we saved by faith and not works?
Evidence of Faith The Bible defines faith as evidence of 'things not seen'. To some the concept of faith is just as intangible as “things not seen”. So how can faith be credible evidence?
Will He Find Faith? When Christ returns to this earth - will he find faith?
O Ye of Little Faith Millions spent through a lack of faith.
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Faith This Bible study shows how important faith is to your salvation. Faith is the belief, confidence and trust you have that God will do what He has promised.