Faith a Fundamental Doctrine of the New Testament

Veronese-Jesus-and-the-scribes-450-webby Rex Rouis

Faith is one of the most basic and fundamental doctrines of the New Testament. The requirement for faith is clear, comprehensive, and absolute.

Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. Hebrews 6:1, 2

Without faith there can be no salvation – John 3:18, 36 Romans 4:16; 5:1, 2 Ephesians 2:8, 9 1 Peter 1:5, 9

Without faith we cannot stand victoriously in spiritual warfare against the enemy – Ephesians 6:16 (faith is our shield) 1 Peter 5:9 1 John 5:4

Without faith we cannot worship God – Hebrews 3:19; 11:7

Without faith we cannot know the blessings of answered prayer – Mark 11:22-24 James 1:6, 7

Without faith, we cannot even profit from the Word of God – Hebrews 4:2

Without faith, God’s promise of healing is made void to us – Matthew 8:13; 9:28-30 Luke 17:19 Acts 3:16; 14:9 James 5:14-16

Without faith, we cannot minister deliverance – Matthew 17:19, 20

Without faith, we cannot enter into God’s rest – Hebrews 3:18; 4:2, 3, 6

Without faith, we cannot inherit the many promises of God – Hebrews 6:12; 11:33

Without faith, we cannot operate in the gifts of the Spirit – Romans 12:6

Without a consistent life of faith, we cannot know the joy of our salvation – Romans 15:13 Acts 16:34 1 Peter 1:8

Without faith, it is impossible to please Him – Hebrews 11:6


  1. Father keep me from being fearful of life and all it’s sin and evil. Please show me what my purpose is so I can feel like wanting to live not counting down the days you call me home but truly living for a reason

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