The Story of The Seven Soldiers

Like many others, you may have experienced a time when you believed you had 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 your belief in the Faith of Christ. Below is the story of seven soldiers who are about to die in battle. I am the soldier screaming out "Why God? Why? How God answers my question is revealed through the other six soldiers. As you journey through the Story of The Seven Soldiers will discover how I regained my trust in God through understanding the importance of the Faith of Christ.

This link to the Interactive Story of The Seven Soldiers allows you to examine Bible verses in a format that allows going back and forth between verses and the story. The flashing soldier will let you know where to click next in order to advance thru the story. Please note: This feature only works on computer browsers at this time. It will not work on smart phones or tablets.

The Lost Faith of Christ - An audio/video presentation of The Story of The Seven Soldiers.

Justification - 2 Ways

Almost all Christians understand that we are justified by "The blood of Jesus" but very few know that we might also be 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.

New & Old Testament

I believe the reason so many Christians have a hard time explaining the difference and purpose of Old Testament compared to 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. This may sound way too simple but try looking 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 know that trusting God or putting trust into what is good and lovely is our 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 About Faith

Below are several key verses from the Bible telling us 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 17:2
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 God is with us. The less we trust God, the weaker our faith, eventually leading to spiritual death.

2 Thessalonians 1:3
Paul teaches that as our faith in God 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 the trials of life come upon us, a strong faith in God 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.

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