The Nature of Saving Faith (9 of 32) by Zach Terry

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The Nature of Saving Faith (9 of 32)
Series: Genesis
Zach Terry
Genesis 11: 26 -12:9

There is no more important and relevant question for us to answer than - what is the nature of saving faith?

• It was misdirected faith that caused death. Eve believed the word of Satan over the word of God.
• It is only faith that can bring life- For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

There is no more important and relevant question for us to answer than - what is the nature of saving faith?

In answering that question scripture takes a number of different approaches.
1. The Systematic Approach - This is when a great teacher like the Apostle Paul goes into great detail and in great length explains the nature of faith in theological terms.
2. The Parabolic Approach - This is where a teacher uses an earthly example with a heavenly/divine meaning. For example, Jesus said faith is like a mustard
3. But the Primary way the bible teaches us about the nature of faith is through - ARCHETYPES. An Archetype is classic example. When God is teaching us about faith, most of the time he points to a man.

The Key Archetype is a man name Abram, later Abraham (don't let the name change through, Abram means dad, Abraham means big daddy) - Who is called the Father of Faith.

• You get only 17 words into the New Testament and Abrahams name has been mentioned twice.
• No figure in the entire bible except for Jesus carries more prominence than the person of Abraham.
• The world's three major religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam all trace their roots back to Father Abraham.
And it is Abraham that God consistently points us to when teaching us about real faith.

Real faith - the very fact that I said Real faith points to the fact that there is another kind. There is false faith.

There is a faith that is much like a placebo. It holds the form of cure, withou ...


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