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Faith is fundamental doctrine in the Christian life
the sinner is saved by faith -
the believer must walk by faith -
Without faith it impossible to please God -
Whatever we do apart from faith is sin -
Key issues:
what kind of faith really saves a person?
Is it necessary to perform good works in order to be saved?
How can a person tell whether or not he is exercising true saving faith?
James identifies three kinds of faith, but only one of these is true saving faith.
Dead Faith
Faith is “dead” when “words” are used as substitute for “works”
Example: “God in peace, be warmed and be filled”
Real faith responds to needs in acts of love and compassion.
Note - food and clothing are basic necessities
Faith is “dead” when “knowledge” is not accompanied by works
Example: a person who have knowledge of biblical doctrines but do not practice them
Real faith acts on the knowledge received from God.
Noah built an ark -
Abraham obeyed the call -
Real faith has works because it is alive.
Note:
Knowledge is not wrong.
It is a necessary component of our salvation.
Demonic Faith
Demons have faith!
What do demons believe?
they believe in the existence of God
they believe in the deity of Christ -
they believe in the existence of a place of punishment -
they believe that Jesus will judge at the right time -
Faith is demonic when “emotion” replaces “action”
Real faith is “shown” in works, not in emotion.
Example of emotional faith:
when believers are touched and stirred by a sermon, or a need, or a circumstance, but does not act on the Word afterwards.
when believers are touched by
Note:
Emotion is not wrong.
It is important that we feel the reality and power of God’s Word.
Dynamic faith
Dynamic faith is faith that is real, faith that has power, and faith that manifests in a changed life.
Dynamic faith is based on God’s Word
Faith comes by hearing the Word of God -
Faith receives the implanted word -
Faith is only as good as its object.
No matter how much faith a person may generate, if it is not directed to the right object it will accomplish nothing.
Faith is dynamic when it manifests into action.
Dead faith touches only the mind; demonic faith involves both the mind and the emotions; but dynamic faith captures the mind, emotions and the will.
The mind understands the truth.
The heart (emotion) desires the truth.
The will acts upon the truth!
Note: “works” mentioned in Scripture
the works of the law ()
the works of the flesh ()
wicked works ()
dead works ()
“good works” - results from dynamic faith.
Faith is dynamic when it manifests into action.
Abraham “offered up” Isaac on the altar
James 2.21-23
Habakkuk 2.
Note - “live” implies action
Hagar “received” the messenger of Joshua.
James 2.2
Note: “received” and “welcomed” imply action
Joshua 2.3-
Notice Rahab’s “dynamic faith”
She “knew”
Joshua 2.9
Joshua 6.9-11
“I know...” (intellectual faith)
“ your terror has fallen on us...” (emotional faith)
“when we heard… our hearts melted.. no courage remained..”
Joshua 2.12
“I have dealt kindly with you...” (dynamic faith)
Dynamic faith captures the whole person.
Dead faith touches only the mind; demonic faith involves both the mind and the emotions; but dynamic faith captures the mind, emotions and the will.
The mind understands the truth.
The heart (emotion) desires the truth.
The will acts upon the truth!
Note: “works” mentioned in Scripture
the works of the law ()
the works of the flesh ()
wicked works ()
dead works ()
“good works” - results from dynamic faith.
Conclusion
Works is to faith as spirit is to the body.
the spirit animates the body.
works is the animation (manifestation) of genuine, dynamic faith.
Dynamic faith is the real faith that brings forth fruit fo the glory of God.
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