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March 19, 2012 / lfmundy2002

DAILY, WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY INTERNET EVANGELIZE TO THE WORLD MINISTRY: Prayer, Thought for Today, Teaching

DAILY, WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY INTERNET EVANGELIZE TO THE WORLD MINISTRY: Prayer, Thought for Today, Teaching.

My prayer today is for you to learn “What is Faith?” I pray that all will learn what faith means to them in a spiritual realm. Be blessed is my prayer for you. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. – Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy
WHAT IS FAITH?
We may now fitly approach our second great term, Faith, and ask ourselves, What does it mean? As with Justification, so with Faith, we may best approach the answer by first asking, What does Faith mean in common life and speech? Take such phrases as, to have faith in a policy, faith in a remedy, faith in a political leader, or a military leader, faith in a lawyer, faith in a physician. Here the word Faith is used in a way obviously parallel to that in which, for example,  our Lord uses it when He appeals to the Apostles, in the Gospels, to have faith in Him; as He did in the storm on the Lake. The use is parallel also to its habitual use in the epistles; for example, in Romans 4, where St. Paul makes so much of Abraham’s faith, in close connection with the faith which he seeks to develop in us.
Now is it not plain that the word means, to all practical intents and purposes, trust, reliance? Is not this obvious without comment when a sick man sends for the physician in whom he has faith, and when the soldier follows, perhaps literally in utter darkness, the general in whom he has faith? Reliance upon thing or person supposed to be trustworthy, this is Faith.
R. A. Torrey, Charles Lee Feinberg and Warren W. Wiersbe, The Fundamentals : The Famous Sourcebook of Foundational Biblical Truths (Public Domain). 146-47.
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