Saturday, 7 April 2012

The Role of Faith in Society

I have been motivated to submit this article due to the attempt recently made by the media to discover the role Faith can play in the society.

Faith is the complete trust and confidence in a power or authority. It is impossible to have faith in whom or what you do not know or believe in.

Faith is the ‘substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’. (Hebrew 11:1)
For Christians, Faith is the belief in one God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), who is the creator of the universe, including man.
Faith is based on the fundamental teachings, understanding and belief of the Bible, which is God’s Word.

Faith believes in the ability of God to control the world, guide and direct lives and affairs of individuals and nations, according to His own will (Isaiah 46: 9 – 10).

The Bible instructs us to pray to God always (1 Thessalonians 5:7).
And also to call upon God in times of trouble, and He will answer and guide. (Jeremiah 33:3).

Only God knows how to put things right. The society has deviated from God’s given principles of life. Only the Potter knows how to re-mould his handiwork. ‘O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? Saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay [is] in the potter's hand, so [are] ye in mine hand, O house of Israel’. (Jeremiah 18:6).
Without a belief, there can be no faith.
The truly transforming faith is the faith in the Almighty God.

With the above understanding, everyone, and especially, every believer in the society should commit everything to God, trusting  in God and not in man.
When the society worships and trusts God, they’ll discover that God can use, and work through any body He chooses to do his work in the society (Proverbs 3: 5 – 7). God is our refuge (hope) and strength...(Psalm 46:1).

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