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The Essence and Object of True Faith

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Stephen Johns

on 20 December 2015

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Transcript of The Essence and Object of True Faith

The Essence and Object of True Faith
The Revelation of Genuine Faith
The Faith of the Believer
The Faith of Abraham
Faith is the right belief in what God has said based on a complete dependence upon the God who has said these things.
Did Not Become Weak in Faith
Abraham did not base his belief in the reality he could observe but trusted that God was operating in a different reality
He Became Strong in Faith
As Abraham worshipped God for His character and His power, Abraham's faith grew and was strengthened
Abraham believed the promise “that he would become the father of many nations” (Right belief)

Abraham also was “fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised” (Complete Dependence)
Romans 4:18-25
What is this faith?
Did Not Doubt Because of Unbelief
Abraham's confidence was based in the power of God and not his own abilities
Hebrews 11:1-3
2 Corinthians 4
Acts 16:16-40
vs. 19-21
A focus on observable reality as though this is the only reality.

A lack of confidence in the character of God.

A belief that our timetable is the timetable of God.

A belief that depth of our pain is a result of the failure of the power of God to deliver us from pain.

A wrong object of faith either in what we can do, what we can imagine, or what others can do.
What Shakes our Faith?
Saving Faith is True Faith
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