A set of principles or beliefs.
The body of dogma of a religion.
Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance.
Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.
Strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny.
Fidelity to one’s promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty.
Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God’s will.
Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.
The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what is uttered; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth.
The belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the person and work of Christ, which affects the character and life, and makes a person a true Christian.
In general the persuasion of the mind that a certain statement is true (Phil. 1:27; 2 Thess. 2:13). Its primary idea is trust. A thing is true, and therefore worthy of trust. It admits of many degrees up to full assurance of faith, in accordance with the evidence on which it rests. Faith is the result of teaching (Rom. 10:14-17). Knowledge is an essential element in all faith, and is sometimes spoken of as an equivalent to faith (John 10:38; 1 John 2:3).
A moral act, as it proceeds from a renewed will, and a renewed will is necessary to believing assent to the truth of God (1 Cor. 2:14; 2 Cor. 4:4). Faith, therefore, has its seat in the moral part of our nature fully as much as in the intellectual. The mind must first be enlightened by divine teaching (John 6:44; Acts 13:48; 2 Cor. 4:6; Eph. 1:17, 18) before it can discern the things of the spirit.
Faith requires knowledge and a deeper understanding of the natural world, human nature and the inner workings of the human mind.
Most individuals that profess religious faith do not truly understand the many aspects of faith and typically follow religious leaders who are more likely to be wrong than right.