“The scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.” (Galations 3:22)
“Do you have faith? Have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that doesn’t condemn himself in that thing which he allows; and he that doubts is damned if he eats, because he doesn’t have faith to eat: because whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” (Romans 14:23)
The doctrine of Christ transmitted by the two scriptures above are dealing with two principal commandments:
- The first scripture above teaches us that everyone ever born on earth, except of Jesus, has committed sin and needs God to forgive them, so they do not go to hell after they physically die.
- The second scripture above teaches us that anything a person does on earth must be done according to faith or else it is a sin.
These statements preclude the person reading this writing already believes in Jesus Christ and that Jesus died on the cross to give the human race a pardon for their sins already committed. The doctrine we are investigating is labeled Faith. Most people have never been taught about Faith, or have been taught erroneously.
Faith is not something you conjure up in your brain; neither can Faith be imposed on others or taught to people. Faith is not a feeling or an emotion.
Faith is a decision that each person must deliberately make in their brain. The decision every person makes, before it may be called ‘Faith’, is actually two decisions intertwined and inseparably connected to each other:
- to believe what the Bible says and
- to act out that belief.
Most people are lead to believe that faith is something you dream up in your brain. It is not! The only ‘Faith’ spoken of in the Bible is based upon information written in the Old and New Testaments.
Taking a closer look at Rom 14:23, we see
“…and he that doubts is damned if he eats, because he doesn’t have faith to eat: because whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”
The scripture above is teaching us that doubt counteracts faith. This brings us to another subject doubt.
Why does doubt destroy faith? The following scriptures teach us what a person can achieve by having faith without doubt.
“And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” (Mat 14:31)
“Jesus answered and said unto them, 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.” (Mat 21:21)
Therefore, if a person has faith in doing things the way the Bible teaches him or her to do things in life, then that person will receive the power of God, which is activating God to perform miracles for the person. Whereas doubt, destroys your power to perform a miracle
Where does the doubt originate? It originates in your brain as a thought or group of thoughts. Then we must ask, Where do thoughts originate? Or should we ask, Why do thoughts originate?