HEBREWS 11:6 Without faith it is impossible to love God (HCSB)
(2 Peter 1:16) For we didn’t come to follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we have eyewitnesses of His majesty (HCSB)
Can we have faith, without the knowledge of Him?
Without the revelation of Himself, the Hebrew slaves would not have been delivered out of the hands of Pharaoh, 4,000 would’ve perished on that hillside if the Disciples couldn’t move past their doubt, and the Epistles would never have been written if Paul hadn’t had his encounter with God. These events are but snippets of God’s greatness, a glimpse of His character, though without these revelations of Himself, Christianity as we know it would be non-existent. Without knowing Him, we would be hard pressed to place our faith in Him, and any hope of escaping the madness of the world would be gone.
Colossians 1:27) God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you the hope of glory.
The foundations of faith;
Faith manifests itself in three ways, Revelation of self, evidence of existence, from creation, to the prophecy unfolding, we recognize His hand-work and faithfulness (Luke 5:6) When they did this, they caught a number of fish and their nets began to tear. Faith is in the testimony of others;
(Luke 1:1-4) Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us 2 just as those from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us 3 It seemed good to me also, having followed al things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus 4 that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught. Ultimately, faith is found in the workings in our own lives, in the unexplainable things that cause a transformation from within. Remember where you were when the Holy Spirit of God first revealed Himself to you?
(Luke 24:38-39) “Why are you troubled? He asked. “And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my Hands and my feet, that it is I Myself
Remember that moment that changed your faith when the Holy Spirit of God first revealed Himself to you?