The Bible says thrice that "the just shall live by faith".

Often, Bible teachers and preachers take that to mean that the just ought to live according to the doctrines and precepts of faith.

But that's not what it says. It says simply that the person who is just shall live, not must or ought to live, by faith. Obviously, in context, his faith.

No one can live by someone else's faith.

The Bible also speaks of "faith which worketh by love" (Galatians 5:6) and of "the breastplate of faith and love" (1 Thessalonians 5:8),

These verses illustrate the intimate inseparable connection between faith and love.

This page is an index to a wealth of teaching on the subject of living by faith.

To start with, this wealth of teaching is not about Positive Confession nor any of a number of False Faith Teachings

What faith is not

  • - it is not sight
    2 Corinthians 5:7  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
  • - it is not hope
    Hope is in the mind
    1 Thessalonians 5:8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
    Hope is God's protection for the mind.
    Faith is in the heart
    In the above verse, the breastplate of faih covrs the heart.
    Romans 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    Also Hope is oriented to the future.
    Faith is oriented to the present.

    Hebrews 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
    The things hoped for are things not seen, because they are in the future.
    But faith possesses now the substance of the things hoped for
To understand the difference better, a good starting point is the menu link THE HOPE PAGE in the menu block.

The Law of Faith

The Naturalness of Faith

From Natural Faith to Spiritual Faith

Why We Are Interested to Grow in Faith

The Basic Sin is Unbelief

God Wants Us to Grow in Faith

How to Grow in Faith

How Faith Comes
by hearing the Word of God

The Promises of God

Our Faith Is Based on God's Faithfulness

God Wants to be Your Total Resource

Jesus, Author and Finisher of our Faith

The Gift of Faith

A Cloud, Like a Man's Hand ... the Hand of the Lord

The Fruit of Faith

How to Claim the Benefits of the Will

The Trustfulness of Faith

"You Can, Can't You? And You Want, Don't You? So You Will, Won't You?" Faith prayer I learned in childhood.

God Is All You Need

Rewards Are For Here and Now Too!

Seek God for Every Detail of Your Life

How to Receive and Test God's Guidance

Focus Your Faith With A List

God's Word Is His Bond

Live Expecting God to Act

Receiving in the Will of God

 
 
 
Learn to encourage yourself to faith in the Lord ... and what is the great Spirit-given tool of self-encouragement
 

 

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