Faith

Faith. What is it? How do you get it?

Faith is the trust, an assurance from Yahuwah that He will do what He promised which assures of our belief what He said He will do, will be done.

But how do you get faith if you have none to start with?

He tells us in Romans:

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Yahuwah.”
Romans 10:17 NKJV

So I was reading through my notes and I saw something Ellen White wrote about. A simple single sentence which agrees with this scripture. That faith comes from His word and not from what we have been told by our fathers.

Ellen White wisely said that just because our fathers taught us what they understood to be truth, we should test it to see that it is. Many within the SDA church hold Ellen Whites writing as a father. That it is perfect and nothing needs to be changed.

We do not want to hold our faith simply because it was handed how to us by our fathers. Such a faith will not stand the terrible test that is before us. – {R&H 4-29-84}

That is not to say that some items our fathers taught us were wrong, but rather if it does not agree with the scriptures it is wrong. We need to look again, as error has crept in and has made is way into the churches.

There is no excuse for anyone in taking the position that there is no more truth to be revealed and that all our expositions of scripture are without an error. The fact that certain doctrines have been held as truth for many years by our people, is not a proof that our ideas are infallible. Age will not make error into a truth and truth can afford to be fair. No true doctrine will lose anything by close investigation. – {RH, Dec 20, 1892 –CW 35.2}

She said that New truths would be revealed, yet here we are today and the churches reject the warnings being provided to it, remaining focused upon their existing established doctrines.

When God’s word is studied, comprehended, and obeyed, a bright light will be reflected to the world; new truths, received and acted upon, will bind us in strong bonds to Jesus. The Bible, and the Bible alone is to be our creed, the sole bond of union; all who bow to this holy word will be in harmony. Our own views and ideas must not control our efforts. Man is fallible, but God’s word in infallible.” Christina, Norway {RH, December 15, 1885 par,16}

Study His word. It contains many things which have been misunderstood, misinterpreted, and do not align with what he taught.

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