The root word PISTIS is used to make the noun PISTIS and the verb PISTUEO is used to make the verb PISTUEO.
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Belief, firm persuasion, assurance, solid conviction, and fidelity are all terms that can be used to describe FAITH. Faith is trust in what we hope for and assurance that the Lord is working behind the scenes, even when we can't see it. Faith recognizes that the Lord is at work in all situations, whether in our own lives or in the lives of others.
It is the act of a person seizing God's resources, becoming obedient to what He has prescribed, and entirely trusting Him, throwing aside all self-interest and self-reliance. It is a complete surrender of one's entire being to Him in total reliance. It means completely believing and relying on Him for everything. It must come from a deep inner conviction, not just mental acceptance to the facts and realities of truth. – Demons believe, too – James 2:19
“Lean not on your own understanding; trust in the Lord with all your heart.”
“He who believes in his own heart is a fool,” says the Bible, “but he who walks wisely shall be delivered.” 28:26 (Proverbs)
Is faith a gift?
To put it another way, saving faith is a free and undeserved gift from God, given solely to unworthy sinners, through which we personally acquire an indelible share in the whole salvation achieved for us by the Lord Jesus Christ.
How do you explain faith?
Faith is described as deep conviction in something for which there may be no tangible proof; total faith, confidence, dependence, or devotion in something for which there may be no tangible proof. Doubt is the polar opposite of faith.
What are the spiritual gifts of the spirit?
The New Testament has a number of listings of spiritual gifts, the majority of which are found in the Pauline epistles. Although each list is distinct, there is some overlap.
The charismata were prophesied in the Book of Joel (2:28) and promised by Christ (Mark 16:1718), according to Christians. This promise was realized on Pentecost Day and as the church spread around the world. Paul devoted much of his First Epistle to the Corinthians (chapters 1214) to spiritual gifts in order to rectify misuse surrounding spiritual talents in Corinth.
Two Greek phrases are translated as “spiritual gifts” in 1 Corinthians 12. The word pneumatika (“spirituals” or “things of the Spirit”) appears in verse 1. The word charisma is used in verse 4. The word comes from the Greek word charis, which meaning “grace.” The terms diakonia (translated “administrations,” “ministries,” or “service”) and energemata (“operations” or “inworkings”) are used in verses 5 and 6 to describe the nature of spiritual gifts. The term “manifestation (phanerosis) of the Spirit” is used in verse 7.
Christians interpret spiritual gifts as enablements or capacities conferred by God on individuals, based on these scriptural texts. These cannot be earned or merited because they are freely supplied by God. These are activities or manifestations of the Holy Spirit, not of the gifted person, even though they are carried out via persons. They are to be used for the benefit of others, and they are given to the church as a whole rather than to individual members. The gifts are distributed in a variety of ways; no single person will have all of them. The church is edified (built up), exhorted (encouraged), and comforted through spiritual gifts.
Many think that there are as many gifts as there are needs in the church of Christ, despite the fact that Paul did not mention all of the Spirit's gifts. The gifts have been categorized in the past based on their similarities and differences with other gifts. Some categorize them into three groups based on Old Testament offices. Any gift that involves teaching, encouraging, or rebuking others is considered “prophetic.” Mercy and concern for the poor are examples of “priestly” gifts, as is intercession before God. Gifts involving church management or government are referred to as “kingly.” Others classify them as “gifts of knowledge” (words of wisdom, word of knowledge, differentiating between spirits), “gifts of speech” (tongues, interpretation, prophecy), and “gifts of power” (tongues, interpretation, prophecy) (faith, healing, miracles). The gifts have also been divided into those that promote the church's inner growth (apostle, prophecy, distinguishing between spirits, teaching, word of wisdom/knowledge, helps, and administration) and those that promote the church's outer development (apostle, prophecy, distinguishing between spirits, teaching, word of wisdom/knowledge, helps, and administration) (faith, miracles, healing, tongues, interpretation of tongues).
What are the spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit?
Wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. While some Christians regard them as a comprehensive list of precise characteristics, others see them as illustrations of the Holy Spirit's work through the faithful.