justifying, or saving faith, is the assent of the mind to
the truth of divine revelation, on the authority of God's
testimony, accompanied with a cordial assent of the will or
approbation of the heart; an entire confidence or trust in God's
character and declarations, and in the character and doctrines of
Christ, with an unreserved surrender of the will to his guidance,
and dependence on his merits for salvation. In other words, that
firm belief of God's testimony, and of the truth of the gospel,
which influences the will, and leads to an entire reliance on
Christ for salvation.
Being justified by faith. Rom. 5.
Without faith it is impossible to please God. Heb. 11.
For we walk by faith, and not by sight. 2Cor. 5.
With the heart man believeth to righteousness. Rom. 10.
The faith of the gospel is that emotion of the mind, which is
called trust or confidence, exercised towards the moral character
of God, and particularly of the Savior.
Faith is an affectionate practical confidence in the testimony
Faith is a firm, cordial belief in the veracity of God, in all
the declarations of his word; or a full and affectionate
confidence in the certainty of those things which God has
declared, and because he has declared them.
5. The object of belief; a doctrine or system of doctrines
believed; a system of revealed truths received by christians.
They heard only, that he who persecuted us in times past, now
preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. Gal. 1.
6. The promises of God, or his truth and faithfulness.
shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? Rom.
7. An open profession of gospel truth.
Your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. Rom. 1.
8. A persuasion or belief of the lawfulness of things
Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Rom 14.
9. Faithfulness; fidelity; a strict adherence to duty and
fulfillment of promises.
Her failing, while her faith to me remains, I would conceal.
Children in whom is no faith. Deut. 32.
10. Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity. He violated
his plighted faith.
For you alone I broke my faith with injured Palamon.
11. Sincerity; honesty; veracity; faithfulness. We ought in
good faith, to fulfill all our engagements.
12. Credibility or truth. Unusual.]
The faith of the foregoing narrative.