Faith comes by hearing the word of God

August 16th, 2016

How does Faith come to a person? One way Faith in God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit can come to anyone is through the hearing the Word of God. Rom. 10: 17 "So when Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." I know that nature itself and the things that are made by God are clear evidence that there is a God. Rom. 1: 20. This is revealed to us by the Word of God. Holy men spoke these things as they were directed by the Holy Spirit. This is also a Bible fact, "But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of the human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God." 11 Pet. 1: 20-21. This Faith, or gospel, is the power of God unto salvation to all who will receive it. By it and by all the writings, we can be made righteous. Rom. 1: 16-17. Galatians 1: 16-17. Galatians 1: 11-12. Paul says, "For I would have you know brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me was not from man, but I received it by a revelation of Jesus Christ."

Then in contrasting the Law and the gospel Paul states, "Therefore the Law was our tutor to lead us to Christ, that we may be justified by Faith." Gal. 3: 23-29. Further, this hearing the Word of God must be united with Faith. The Bible states this as a fact. "For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as the rest; but the word they heard did not profit them because it was not united by Faith in those who had heard." Heb. 4: 2. For faith to be acceptable, it must be expressed. Therefore, Acts 6: 7 states, "A great company of the priests were becoming obedient to the Faith." It is a stated fact that obedience and Faith are united in the Word of God. This is further expressed in many passages such as Rom. 1: 5, Rom. 16: 26,

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