The gift of faith

Posted on May 3, 2010 by


Where does faith comes from? God is the originator. He, God the Holy Spirit, produces faith in us, after He has changed our heart from rock to flesh. Ephesians, chapter 2:

8For(Q) by grace you have been saved(R) through faith. And this is(S) not your own doing;(T) it is the gift of God, 9(U) not a result of works,(V) so that no one may boast.

We could debate that the word “this” is being applied to salvation only. But I think Apostle Paul has the whole process in mind: it starts because God is full of grace, the result is our salvation, and the instrument is faith. The whole package is a gift from God, not a result of anything we have done. Kind of remove a lot of pressure off our shoulders, doesn’t it?

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