Faith Is Necessary


 

Romans 4:1-5

 

“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness,” Romans 4:5.

 

Some may have questioned, “Is my faith strong enough to save me?” “Do I have enough faith?” Many may believe that their childhood profession in Jesus was not strong enough and remake professions of faith as an adult. The faith of a child is just as good as the faith of an adult. Faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God that He died, was buried and rose on the third day is enough. Our faith in Jesus Christ saves us.

 

Thankfully, salvation is not based on how strong our faith is at the moment of belief or how strong it remains in our lifetime but is based on faith in Jesus Christ. Two other false beliefs are that there is a special prayer to pray and that faith keeps them saved. God judges the intent of the heart. Jesus offers us salvation as a gift because He loves us, not because we have earned it. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit keep us secure.

 

Faith is necessary. It is believing and trusting in Jesus Christ and accepting His free gift of salvation. It is an action of the heart, mind and soul and is necessary to please God.

Faith in our wonderful Savior is effective. Without it we cannot be saved.

 

REFLECTION

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast (Eph. 2:8, 9).

Beverly Barnett

 

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