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Wednesday, 5 February 2020
What is faith? Part One

Let's see... I'm writing on Hebrews chapter 11. I didn't even have to read it to know I was going to write about faith. Everybody knows that's the "faith" chapter. The real question was, "How far into Hebrews 11 will I have to read before finding my topic?" And the answer to that question is, "Not very far."

Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of realities not seen."

I was captured by the phrase "evidence of realities not seen." A few days ago I wrote something that contained another phrase "for every physical reality, there is a greater spiritual reality."

Consider this verse about Yeshua ... John 1:3 "All things were made through Him, and apart from Him nothing was made that has come into being. Since He made all things, it makes sense that He, alone, is the reality of all things."

What happened at the end of every lecture (no matter the subject) on every college campus through the late '60s and early '70s? They would ask if there are any questions. And there was one anonymous person in the back of every room who would shout out without being recognized, "What is reality!" And now you know, the reality is Yeshua.

But I digress (ya think?), the question today is, "What is faith?" Much has been written and spoken in the last few years that abuses faith. Despite what you have been told, faith is not "believe it and you will receive it." Neither is it "name it and claim it" or "blab it and grab it." Enough about what faith is not. What is it?

Posted By Rabbi Michael Weiner, 11:00am Comment Comments: