What Is An Act Of Faith? Essay

771 Words Oct 4th, 2016 4 Pages
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”, Hebrews 11:1. What is an act of faith? According to Encarta Dictionaries, an act of faith is “an action motivated by a belief in something for which there is no concrete evidence.” You can express acts of faith in your everyday life. A faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted.
Although I am not a Christian, I could most definitely connect to the Christian faith and the way that they express it. Unlike many other religions, Christianity is not so much restricted. You’re not required to dress a certain way, do a certain thing, or be at a certain place to express your faith. Being a Christian means to be, Christ-like, using your life as a way to honor God, and to bless others with your knowledge, gifts, and purpose, and Christians know that they were put on this Earth to fulfill God’s will to man.
It wasn’t easy, but many acts of faith have contributed to the person that I am today. Learning to forgive, because The Most High forgave us, was a huge pedestal for me. At first, I never believed in forgiveness, I always assumed that no one deserved it from me, feeling as if anyone who has ever hurt me, or made me feel below them in any way, shape, or form did not deserve my mercy. But I truly wish that I would have understood the concept of forgiveness, and why it’s so important. Some of the things that I’ve been through has allowed me to know God better than I’ve ever known him before. If I…

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