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2.1 Faith Principles
In the following, we have listed faith principles from the Bible. In 1. Timothy 6:11, we are exhorted to pursue faith. The purpose of this list is to make this aim easier. It is recommended to expand this list. Whenever we find a verse that strengthens our faith we should add it. For detailed discussions of faith principles see the online book "How To Measure Your Beliefs." This is found at:
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To just go through this list will increase our faith because the various scriptures will remind us of walking as believers.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God said. And it was so.
Abram believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
This principle is also found in the following passages:
And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the thing which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and they sons' sons.
And ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.
1 Sa 3:19
And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.
Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all host of them by the breath of his mouth.
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
I believed, therefore have I spoken.
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.
He that believeth shall not make haste.
See also Ro 9:33, Ro 10:11 and 1 Pe 2:6.
Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith.
Thy faith hath made the whole.
According to your faith be it unto you.
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
For verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Thy faith has made thee whole.
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Out of thine own words will I judge thee.
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not.
When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
Ye may believe.
If you believe, you will see the glory of God.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
God calleth those things which be not as though they were.
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand.
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Do not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
For whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
1 Co 1:28
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are.
1 Co 2:4-5
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of manís wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1 Co 13:2
And though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
1 Co 13:13
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
2 Co 1:24
Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
2 Co 4:13
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.
2 Co 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Co 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Co 13:5
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.
1 Th 1:3
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.
2 Th 1:3
Because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth.
2 Th 1:11
Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.
2 Th 3:2
For all men have not faith.
1 Ti 1:18-19
War a good warfare; holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck.
1 Ti 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1 Ti 6:11
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
1 Ti 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith.
1 Ti 6:20-21
Keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science (knowledge) falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith.
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
But the word (the word of hearing) preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest.
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised.
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Now faith is the substance (or, ground, or, confidence) of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
But 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.
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Looking unto Jesus the author (or, beginner) and finisher of our faith.
Whose faith follow.
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone (by itself).
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
1 Pe 1:5-9
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
1 Pe 5:8-9
My adversary the devil I resist stedfast in the faith.
1 Jn 5:4-5
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
1 Jn 5:13-15
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. And this is the confidence that we have in (or, concerning) him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.
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