What Is Saving Faith?
What is saving faith? Over and over again Paul asserts that faith is “believing God.” Abraham believed that God was able to perform all that HE HAD PROMISED (Romans 4:20-21). Abraham believed God! Faith is simply believing God and thus believing GOD’S WORD! “THY WORD IS TRUTH.”
What God says about Himself, about our guilt, about His purpose of grace in Christ, about Christ’s person and work, is true. We agree with His Word, rely upon it, and act accordingly. This is faith!
Paul summed up the matter of faith when he stood upon the deck of that doomed ship and declared, “Sirs, be of good cheer; for I BELIEVE GOD, that it shall be even as it was told me” (Acts 27:22-25). Paul believed God and thus believed His word.
Henry Mahan – 1987