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The Perspective of Faith

The title of this column is “Faith Perspectives”. I want to turn it around 180 degrees and share about “The Perspective of Faith”. Faith looks at things differently. Faith is much more than just believing. It has a unique perspective that is essential to the Christian Life.

Hebrews 11:1 tells us “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is the substance of things HOPED for. Hope in the New Testament is always used in positive expectation of good things. You don’t hope for bad things. You only hope for good things. Hope is always positive.

In Algebra’s Transitive Property of Equality… if A=B and B=C, then A=C. Apply that simple logic to faith. 1- Hope is always positive. 2- Faith is the substance of things hoped for. 3- Therefore, Faith is always positive.

The Christian Faith is inherently a belief system in God that is always positive. Faith is always positive. But it is not just a positive attitude. Faith isn’t just another t…

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