Why Is Faith Important?
October 31 | Taken from a message by Adrian Rogers
Now why is faith so important? Because you can’t please God without faith. Hebrews 11:6 says, "But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."
If you please God, it doesn’t matter whom you displease. And if you displease God, it really doesn’t matter whom you please. The way to please God is to believe God.
Faith is not a hunch. Faith is not positive thinking. Faith is not believing everything will work out. Faith is taking God at His word. Romans 5:1 says, "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Anybody can be saved if they will put their faith where God put their sins. It is faith that enables us to live the Christian life. First John 5:4 says, "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."