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Friday, June 11, 2010

Faith; Its Importance To A Christian

Posted by Efoghor Joseph Ezie on 6/11/2010 04:43:00 AM

Faith is the nucleus of Christianity; it is directly responsible for the step taken to accept the Lord Jesus Christ into our lives. It is the basis for which we trust God whom we have never seen with our eyes, and allow him to become the master of our lives.

Faith motivates us to take steps that improve our Christian experience and helps us to become more mature, and more dependent upon our Lord Jesus Christ. There are several benefits we derive from having faith.

1.It brings forgiveness: forgiveness of sin is a product of faith. If we believe in God and in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, we receive forgiveness or remission for our sins. (Act10:43; Rom 10:11; Gal 3:22).

2.It gives us eternal life: we cannot receive eternal life except we believe (have faith) in the Lord Jesus Christ. That is the only price we are asked to pay to obtain the ticket to eternal life. We only need to believe in Jesus Christ in order to get the link and grace that would take us into his kingdom where we will dwell with for eternity (John 3:14-16).

3.It makes us God’s children: faith is the only ingredient needed to become the children of God. You do not need to pay a bribe or swell an affidavit in a law court; all you need is believe in Jesus Christ and you are granted the status of a son (John 1:12; John 12:36; Gal 3:26).

4.It brings joy: faith brings immeasurable joy into our heart. When the prison warder that was in charge of Paul and Silas believed God and received Christ into his life, the first thing he experienced was the joy of the Holy Spirit filling his heart. He went ahead to celebrate his newness of life and the immeasurable joy that came into his heart (Acts 16:34).


5.We gain access to God: faith also brings boldness and unrestricted access to God. When we have it we have access to him and it keeps building our confidence in him (Eph 3:1-12)

6.We are justified: sin brings condemnation into our lives and makes us not qualified to stand in God’s presence, but faith makes us righteous (without guilt and condemnation) and approved before him (Rom 3:28. Gal 2:16)

7.We receive salvation: freedom from sin comes only by believing in the work of salvation which Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross of Calvary. All we need to get salvation is to first believe that Jesus died for us and was raised from the dead by God (Act 16:30-31; Rom 10:9)

8.We are free from Spiritual death: when we die the physical death we shall not die the spiritual death if we believe in him (John 11:25-26)


9.God’s peace is ours: nothing brings true and lasting peace into our heart but our faith in him. No man can give it to us, only God can. (Rom 5:1).

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Efoghor Joseph Ezie is a Registered Nurse with several years of practical nursing experience both in the industrial and hospital set ups. He believes in building the total man through making him well-informed.

 

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Efoghor Joseph is a Christian author, marriage counselor, youth leader and social organizer. He is a Nigerian, married to Mrs. Divine and blessed with a son. He is a Platinum expert author on Ezinearticles.com. He hails from Ekpon in Igueben LGA, Edo state, Nigeria

 

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