Love & Faith

Faith is the organ of knowledge, and love an organ of experience. God came to us in the incarnation; in the atonement He reconciled us to himself, and by faith and love we enter and lay hold on Him.

A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy

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Love is not a static word, it is a verb and so by definition expresses action. The action love expresses is displayed through selflessness, & service. Jesus said that our love for God would be seen in our love for the least of these. (I have already written much on this point.)

Faith, likewise, is also a action word. However Faith is either continual tense, or past tense. You either had faith, or you continue to still have faith. We best understand faith by the words we use to substitute it with like trust, and belief. I trust in God, I believe in God, I have faith in God.  Yet, we use the word belief or believe to talk about faith a problem arises. Because when when many of us talk about belief or believing in something we can do  it without effecting our present reality. Belief has become nothing more than a statement or agreement. A common point to gather, but leave separate when its over. Trust on the other hand is a good substitute. Because when we trust we are moved to a place of reliance, beyond mere belief. Yes we believe in God, but we also trust in God. As Tozer wrote, Faith is that organ of knowledge, but it does not stop there, it moves past belief to trust and in trust we are required to act. If your faith is alive and well it will be displayed through your life and deeds. You faith is in a state of continual use, or it is in past tense…dead.

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  1. ironsword

    Anyone who supports Obama’s doctrine is a disgrace to his/her religion of Christianity, Mulsim, or Jew. Obama supports abortion and homosexuality.

    • thekeynote00

      The truth is that after 8 years of Bush’s anti abortion stance nothing changed…
      I believe in the sanctity of all human life, the unborn and the adult life. Bush came from Texas the leading in state when it comes to murders by the death penalty. So are we to assume that all that supported Bush were a disgrace to their religion?
      Whether or not you agree with all of his policies, does not change the fact we are called to submit to authority as far as we can. So for now, President Obama is our Authority, and I will obey as far as I can. Just because its legal does not mean I have to have an abortion. So I think for Christians who are trying to follow the Lord, they will be OK. If Abortions were illegal it would not make anyone a Christian. So we should just concern ourselves with bringing people to the saving knowledge of Jesus, and less time arguing about abortion. Maybe if they will submit their life to Jesus they wont opt for an abortion.

      Lets stop trying to disciple the lost, and disciple the believer, and win the lost.

  2. lawyermommy

    What a nice post.

    Faith commeth by hearing and hearing the word of God.
    There is no life for a believer without trust in the almighty God. So faith must grow for a believer to grow.

    I have faith that the criminals who have targeted me for nine years will be caught, tried and jailed. That for example is a statement of faith.

    Blessings!

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