What is Faith? (Part 2)
By Barbara Keim
November 1, 2007
(Romans 1:16, 17) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
In the last edition of the Amish Voice I referred to Romans Chapter 10. My prayer is that you took time to read the whole thing; because of space I can only refer to some of the main verses that direct us to putting our faith in Christ.
(Rom. 10:1-4) Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
(Rom. 10:8-13) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thine heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
(Rom. 10:17) So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
One thing is very obvious, if we have put our belief and faith in Christ Jesus, he is the end of the law for righteousness.
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (Ephesians 4:4-6)
This is why a Christian from America can go to Brazil, Guatemala, England, Australia, or anywhere in the world and have fellowship with Christians, no matter what their culture, background, or church affiliation. True believers share the same the Lord, the same faith, the same baptism, the same God, the same Father, and the same Spirit.
In Romans 10:15 and Isaiah 52:7 it talks about, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
What Jesus did for you and me on the cross at Calvary is the greatest thing that has ever happened. This is the one thing we should share with everyone we meet.
God sent Jesus to die for the whole world and is not willing that one soul should perish.
(Rom. 10:14) How shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
I encourage you, if you have put your faith in what Jesus has done for you on the cross, as a Christian you are called to share the good news with everyone who God puts in your path.
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