Salvation And Faith

Romans 10:17–Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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Faith is also a necessary part in salvation.  When we hear the word of God it produces faith. “The law (word of God) was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.  But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster, for “ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:24-26).  We are justified and are the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.  Through faith we have access to God’s grace that brings salvation to us for “By grace are ye saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8).  God’s word is able to make us wise or cause us to understand the truth of God’s word, in relation to salvation that comes through faith (2 Timothy 3:15).  “Unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it” (Hebrews 4:2).  When the word of God is heard it must be mixed with faith if it is to profit us.

“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (James 2:17).  The word of God is mixed with faith and faith requires a response.  We act on our faith, respond to God in faith, and God responds toward us.  We must pray, confessing our sins, asking God to forgive us, to cleanse us from all unrighteousness and save us and He with great joy saves us.