The basis of our salvation

“Without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

It is reasonable that God demands faith, for it is impossible to prove His existence scientifically. He is invisible; no one can produce visible; evidence of God apart from faith. Because He existed before all things, there is nothing contemporary with God with whom one can compare Him. Consequently; one can only accept God by faith. A person first must believe Him if there is to be a relationship with Him and His Word.

It pleases God when someone accepts Him as true, even in the absence of every other avenue of human logic, for this is the essence of faith and belief. Further, faith is so important that God made it essential to salvation. Without faith, it is impossible for one to be saved.

Faith is an action that initiates developments and triggers the machinery of miracles. When we believe, God chooses to respond; He will process our request and answer our prayer.

God bases His responses to our requests both on our faith and on his eternal, supreme will. We do not receive everything for which we pray; but God always answers our prayers. Sometimes, He says, No. Other times God says, not now. He may say, not that, but this. And sometimes our attitude influences His response. James 4:3 says. “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss” Faith is the basis of our salvation, the builder of confidence, and the way to eternal life.

 

Apostolic Pentecostal Church
Lovelace Lane Elsberry, MO
Pastor D.E. Roam
Phone no: 573-898-5529

Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 8:49 am