Welcome to Chat About Faith

Whether you’re a curious seeker, a new believer, or a long-time Christian, you may have questions about Faith, God, or Jesus.

We want to encourage you, offer inspiration, and share how you can become everything God created you to be.

We hope this information serves as a valuable resource and assists in your faith journey.

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What is Faith?

Faith is one of those words that is commonly used but not always understood. Some of that confusion comes from the word being used in so many different areas of life. Faith can be discussed as part of someone’s religion, their personal relationships, how they find healing, and any number of other things.

Most of the world agrees that God exists but for a majority that is as far as their faith goes. Others believe in traditions and activities that they think will deliver a specific outcome in the end. We live in a time when many want to think there are countless ways to heaven and that we each can define faith for ourselves.

The truth is there is one path and person we need to have faith in and this site is about biblical faith that will help you come to know, trust, and follow Him.

Faith comes in many forms and means different things to different people.

Biblical Faith does not mean we always have absolute certainty, but it’s still anchored in truth and offers us a perspective that makes beautiful sense in light of what God has done in the past and has promised in the future.

What is Biblical Faith?

The Bible tells us that “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). The primary feature of this type of faith is confidence or trust in God and his promises. This is important because it is the means by which we have a relationship with God.

Life can be hard and unfair. We can question whether God exists or loves us. Faith reminds us that God is real, that He created you for relationship, and that He loves you.

Ultimately, biblical faith is saving faith and is a gift from God for everyone willing to receive it (Ephesians 2:8). God fills hearts that desire Him.

Jesus is the source of Faith

Our broken human nature means we are both separated from God and not capable of having complete faith in God on our own.

Jesus is God’s solution to both problems. Having lived a sinless life, Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for our sins and he now offers a relationship with God.

Jesus gives the living water by which we can be saved through grace. This is why we say faith is a gift from God and Jesus is both the author and perfector of our faith.

Hebrews 12:2 says “looking to Jesus, the founder and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross”.

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 2: 8-9

A profession of faith is publicly declaring that you rely completely on who Jesus is and what he has done so you can be made right with God.

What is a Profession of Faith?

A profession of faith is how we are forgiven for sin, receive salvation, and join God in heaven.

Jesus alone can offer this because He lived a life of perfect obedience to God. His death paid the penalty for our sinful rebellion against God as he rose from the dead to defeat sin, death, and satan.

By putting our faith in him, we receive forgiveness for our sins and the gift of eternal life.

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16).

Where do works fit?

This is one of the most misunderstood areas of salvation. Many are taught that we must work to save ourselves. Others are taught we must combine Jesus with works of our own.

The Bible is explicit that faith in Jesus alone is what saves us. If we need to do something in addition to that, then Jesus is not enough. Jesus is enough and additional work for salvation is simply not true according to God’s Word.

Our works reveal a heart transformed by Jesus and are a natural outpouring of His work in our lives.

Just as a body can be living or dead, a living faith (with works) and dead faith (without works) cannot coexist in the same person. The dead faith is a sign of an unchanged, spiritually dead heart. Faith without works is dead because it does not reveal the transforming work of the Holy Spirit exhibited in a person’s life.

The Bible is clear, faith is the cause of salvation while works are the evidence of it. Faith saves while works serve.

Growing in faith means to grow spiritually and become more like Christ. There are four habits that help us start maturing as believers and grow our faith.

How to grow your Faith

A spirit of gratitude reminds us how much God loves us and how his promises are always trustworthy.

Spending time in God’s Word helps us get to know God’s character better and changes our perception of Him.

Obeying God is how we show God we are serious about our faith. James 1:22 says, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”

Praying and spending time with God is also a way to increase our faith as it helps us maintain an active relationship with God. In prayer we can also ask God to increase our faith. God knows our heart and longs to answer according to His will.

Key Verses about Faith

Romans 10:17 – So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

2 Corinthians 5:7 – We live by faith and not sight.

Romans 10:9 – If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Hebrews 11:6 – And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.