The True Meaning Of “Faith”

The Greek word “pistis” for “faith” means “be persuaded”. Faith is always a gift from God & never something that can be produced by people. In short “pistis” (“faith”) for the believer is God’s divine persuasion.

Eph 2:8 – For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment {and} made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through faith [pistis – God’s divine persuasion]. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God;

Eph 2:9 – Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.]

The word “pistis” proves the truth that no one by freewill accepts Christ, God is the one that gives a person the faith to believe in Christ, since “faith” is a gift from God, it is the believer’s faith, but the believer’s faith does not come from him or her, it comes from God,  which means God is the one that makes the choice in who is saved and who is not.

Jn 6:65 – no one can come to me [the Messiah] unless it is granted him [unless he is enabled to do so] by the Father.

Jn 1:12 – But to as many as did receive {and} welcome him [Christ], he gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) his name

Jn 1:13 – Who owe their birth neither to bloods [natural birth, born of man & woman] nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!]

The statement “believe in his name” in John 1:12 is referring to believing Yeshua is the Christ (the Messiah), it is not referring to believing in the name Yeshua.

Anyone that believes Yeshua is the Messiah and is baptized in the Holy Spirit is a child of God. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is what makes a person stop practicing sin (1 John 3:9 & 1 John 5:18), if a person is truly baptized in the Holy Spirit, he or she will stop practicing sin.

Only those who believe Yeshua is the Messiah that don’t practice sin are Christian.

1 Jn 5:1 – Whosoever believes Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 3:9 – No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 5:18 – We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him who is born of God preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the spirit of the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “your faith comes from you”, because that does not agree with what the Bible says. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something that does not agree with what the Bible says.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that does not agree with the truth that is written in the Bible, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Rom 8:14 – For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different than what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10 – But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

A Christian doesn’t believe satan in the book of Job is a fallen angel, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe satan in the book of Job is a fallen angel https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/a-christian-doesnt-believe-jobs-satan-is-a-fallen-angel/

A Christian doesn’t believe Christ said “born again”, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe Christ said “born again https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-christ-said-born-again/

A Christian doesn’t believe “Lucifer” is an evil name, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe “Lucifer” is an evil name https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-lucifer-is-an-evil-name/

A Christian doesn’t believe Isaiah 14 is talking about a fallen angel, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe Isaiah 14 is talking about a fallen angel https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-isaiah-14-is-about-a-fallen-angel/

A Christian doesn’t believe Ezekiel 28:15 is talking about a fallen angel, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe Ezekiel 28:15 is talking about a fallen angel https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-ezek-2815-is-about-satan/

A Christian believes in predestination, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian believes in predestination https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-in-predestination/

A Christian doesn’t believe the flesh can do good, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe the flesh can do good https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-the-flesh-can-do-good/

A Christian believes 2 Peter 3:9 is a word only for the church, here is a link that will show why 2 Peter 3:9 is a word only for the church https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-2-pet-39-is-a-word-for-the-church/

A Christian doesn’t believe in fallen angels, here is a link to my posts that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe in fallen angels https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-in-fallen-angels/

A Christian believes adultery is a man coveting another man’s wife, here is a link to my post about Matthew 5:28 that will show why that verse says adultery is a man coveting another man’s wife https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-adultery-is-a-man-coveting-another-mans-wife/

A Christian believes Romans 10:9 is a word only for the church, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian believes Romans 10:9 is a word only for the church https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/a-christian-believes-romans-109-is-a-word-for-the-church/

A Christian does not believe adultery is cause for divorce, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe adultery is cause for divorce https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-adultery-is-cause-for-divorce/

A Christian does not believe the English Bible is 100% true, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe the English Bible is 100% true https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/a-christian-doesnt-believe-the-english-bible-is-100-true/

A Christian does not believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/a-christian-doesnt-believe-in-the-gospel-of-jesus-christ/

A Christian believes the gospel has already been preached, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian believes the gospel has already been preached https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-the-gospel-has-already-been-preached/

A Christian believes the tribulation has already happened, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian believes the tribulation has already happened https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/a-christian-believes-the-tribulation-has-already-happened/

A Christian does not believe Revelation is about this time period, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe Revelation is about this time period https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-revelation-is-about-this-time-period/

A Christian does not believe demons are fallen angels, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe demons are fallen angels https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-chrstian-doesnt-believe-demons-are-fallen-angels/

A Christian does not believe Yeshua is the name above all names, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe Yeshua is the name above all names https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/a-christian-doesnt-believe-yeshua-is-the-name-above-all-names/

A Christian does not believe in the name Jesus, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe in the name Jesus https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/a-christian-doesnt-believe-in-the-name-jesus-5/

A Christian does not believe in water baptism, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe in water baptism https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/a-christian-doesnt-believe-in-water-baptism/

A Christian does not believe Christ died for everyone, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe Christ died for everyone https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-christ-died-for-everyone/

A Christian does not believe the devil also known as satan is a fallen angel, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe the devil is a fallen angel https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/a-christian-doesnt-believe-the-devil-is-a-fallen-angel/

A Christian does not believe anyone is tempted by a fallen angel, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe anyone is tempted by a fallen angel https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-chistian-doesnt-believe-anyone-is-tempted-by-a-fallen-angel/

A Christian does not believe Christ is God, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe Christ is God https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-christ-is-god/

A Christian does not believe the Holy Spirit is God, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe the Holy Spirit is God https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-the-holy-spirit-is-god/

A Christian does not believe in freewill, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe in freewill https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-in-freewill/

A Christian does not fight the government, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not fight the government https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-fight-the-government/

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