faith

Question: Does a weak faith save?

Question: Does a weak faith save?

First and foremost, the object of our faith is Jesus.  We know and believe in Jesus and what he has done for us.  And along with that trust, comes trust in all other promises that he has made in his Word.  It’s not our faith that is strong.  It is the object of our faith that is strong, and he is the One who saves!  Maybe “strong” or “weak” aren’t the best descriptors of faith.  We are always weak.  But God is always strong!  On our own, we are nothing, and wouldn’t have faith at all.  But by God’s grace we believe, we have faith.  It’s not a question of “how much”, therefore, but “in whom” we believe. 

Question: What is the difference between "faith" and "blind faith"?

Question: What is the difference between "faith" and "blind faith"?

We have faith in Jesus and in his promises.  That allows us to live our lives in confidence of God’s blessings.  It doesn’t mean we have to know the outcome of every situation.  It doesn’t mean we have all the answers to why God might allow challenges in life.  It doesn’t mean we can be sure which roads will be smooth and which will be bumpy.   But, if we seek to carry out his will of putting the Lord first, showing love to our neighbors, spreading his Word and trusting the Spirit to bless the teaching of the Gospel, we can step forward in faith with the confidence that God will bless.  It’s not blind faith.  It’s confidence in Christ.

Question: How can we be certain that the Bible is God’s Word, since it has been translated for over a couple thousand years?

Question: How can we be certain that the Bible is God’s Word, since it has been translated for over a couple thousand years?

“These men are not drunk.  It’s only 9 am” … Actually, let’s come back to that in a couple seconds …

The question at hand is about certainty.  When it comes to matters of faith in God our Savior, we want to be certain indeed. God is even more concerned about that.  He is concerned that his love for sinners, shown so clearly in the sacrifice of his Son for us, be clearly communicated and taught to every soul in this world.