The Story of the Seven Soldiers
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Like many of us, there may be a time when you believe you have lost your faith. It is not that you have really lost your faith. Everyone has faith. Even the atheist has faith. The faith that you have lost is the Faith of Christ. Once you find and discover the Faith of Christ your faith will increase with leaps and bounds! Below is a story of seven soldiers who are about to die in battle. They all believe in Jesus but one soldier has lost faith and is scared of dying. As you journey through the story you will discover how the Faith of Christ helps regain trust in our Father in Heaven. Once trust is restored, faith increases.

The Quest For The Lost Faith of Christ
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Seven soldiers in the battle of their life hold seven keys to The Lost Faith of Christ. See if you can find them. Each soldier holds a clue to one of these keys. These keys unlock the seven most important verses in the Bible pertaining to the Faith of Christ. Understanding these seven verses in the face of death is paramount to increasing your faith in times of trial. Start the quest now to discover the Lost Faith of Christ.




There are two ways we are made right before God
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Almost all Christians understand that we are justified by "The blood of Jesus" but very few know that we are also justified by the Faith of Christ - Galatians 2:16 KJV. If this is true, then we are made right with God by both the blood of Jesus and the "Faith" Jesus had when he went to the cross. If Jesus as a human being did not have the faith he did in order to go to the cross, there is absolutely no way we would have been made right by his blood. When the Faith of Christ is included in the gospel message, it is the humanity of Jesus as well as the divinity of Christ that brings all home to the Kingdom of God.

If asked which faith would make us right before God, most would say that it would have to be the faith Jesus had that makes us right. Hardly anyone would claim their own faith makes us right when our faith is compared to the faith of Christ. Although the King James Bible says we are justified by the faith of "Christ", in many of the newer translations, the word "of" has been changed to the word "in". This small change may seem insignificant, but it can make a huge difference in how we view our relationship with God.

        Our Humanity       Our Faith                  His Humanity         His Faith
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Our Faith compared to the Faith of Christ
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Faith is the gift of God. If Jesus was a human being, then Jesus was given the same measure of faith as any other human being. The difference between my faith and the faith of Christ is that his faith continued to grow to the point it was uncorrupted unto death. Human faith tends to waver. This is where we lose our peace with God. In other words, my faith has been corrupted by doubt. My faith tends to waver and it is my lack of faith that is the core issue of my sin.

Old Testament - New Testament
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The reason so many Christians have a hard time understanding the difference and purpose of an Old Testament compared to a New Testament is that the Faith of Christ has been left out of the teaching. Once the faith Jesus had going to the cross as a human being is understood as part of justification we begin to see the beauty of how "love" and "faith" are joined together in order to bring all home to our Father in Heaven. Look at it this way:

The love of our Father is shown by the Faith of His Son

If we believe in the absolute trust Jesus had in our heavenly Father then we will know that trusting what is good and lovely is our only way home to the Kingdom of God. By going to the cross, Jesus sets the benchmark for what real faith is. Love and faith go together. One cannot exist without the other.

Key verses from the Bible pertaining to faith
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Below are several key verses from the Bible pertaining to how faith might be increased. Jesus as a human being sets the benchmark for what real faith is. This is why His faith is so important to us. Once you understand the Faith of Christ, these verses will become much more meaningful.

Romans 12:3
God has given every person a measure of faith. It is up to us to decide what we will do with it. A common sense expression tells us if we don't use what is given to us we will lose it. Certainly we would not lose our faith. If we have completely lost our trust in God then we have lost everything.

Matthew 17:20
Jesus says our faith is like a seed and if we tend to it by trusting God our faith will grow. Even just a little faith is enormous compared to no faith at all. In other words, when we trust God in times of trial, we know that He is with. The less we trust God, the weaker our faith will become, eventually leading to spiritual death.

2 Thessalonians 1:3
Paul teaches that as our faith increases the love we have toward each another also grows stronger.

1 Peter 1:7
Peter says that God uses trials to test our faith in order to make us stronger Christians. When trials come, a strong faith is our most important resource. Peter says it is more precious than Gold.

Galatians 5:22-23

If we are living our life according to the Faith of Christ our new spirit will be one of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control and against such things there is no law.

God is Love.
The Kingdom of God runs on love. Your faith in Christ is your passport to the Kingdom of God. The more faith you put in Christ, the more love you have to take home to your Father in Heaven.

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For correspondence please email: rick@faithofchrist.org

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