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8000 - Life of the Believer


What the scriptures say about
8020 - Faith
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8022 - Faith, as basis of salvation
Both in the OT and in the NT faith is the only basis of salvation. Faith is the means by which God’s grace in Christ, and with him the blessings of salvation, is received. Paul’s doctrine of justification by faith emphasises the centrality of faith in the Christian life.

Salvation by faith, in the Old Testament
    Hab 2:4

The faith of Abraham and other individuals Gen 15:6 See also
    Abraham, the father of those righteous by faith - Ro 4:9-16

    Abel - Heb 11:4

    Enoch - Heb 11:4

    Noah - Heb 11:7
Salvation by faith, in the New Testament
    Ro 1:16-17 See also 1 Co 1:21; Php 3:8-9

Salvation through faith alone Eph 2:8-9 See also
    Ro 3:27-28; Ro 4:1-8; Ps 32:1-2;
    Ro 9:30-32; Gal 3:10-14; Dt 27:26

Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ Jn 3:14-16
    Being “lifted up” is a reference to Jesus Christ’s death on the cross; Ro 10:9-10
    The necessity of outward confession,
    as evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ.
    See also Jn 8:24; Ac 8:37 fn; Ac 13:38-39;
    Ro 3:21-26; Ro 4:24; 2Co 4:13-14; Gal 3:22

Salvation is for all who believe Ro 10:4

Jesus Christ is the “end of the law”, in the sense that he brings it to its goal and fulfilment, and accomplishes its intentions. See also Ac 15:7-9; Ro 3:29-30
Salvation is for those who persevere in their faith
    Col 1:21-23 See also Heb 3:14; Heb 6:11-12

Saving faith shows itself in action Jas 2:14

Blessings of salvation received through faith

Justification and peace with God Ro 5:1-2;
    See also Gal 2:15-16; Gal 5:5

Forgiveness - Lk 7:48-50; Ac 10:43

Adoption into God’s family - Jn 1:12; Gal 3:26

The gift of the Holy Spirit - Jn 7:38-39; Gal 3:2; Eph 1:13

Jesus Christ in the heart - Eph 3:17

Protection through God’s power - 1Pe 1:5

Access to God Eph 3:12; Heb 10:22

Sanctification - Ac 26:17-18

New life - Gal 2:20

Eternal life - Jn 3:16,36; Jn 5:24; Jn 6:40,47

Victory over death - Jn 11:25-27



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