I searched “Faith” and then “Faith in Christianity” on Wkipedia and found this:
“The precise understanding of the term “faith” differs among the various Christian traditions. Despite these differences, Christians generally agree that faith in Jesus lies at the core of the Christian tradition, and that such faith is required in order to be a Christian. The Christian tradition is sometimes called “the faith”, since faith in Jesus is so central to the tradition. Faith and the word “belief” are often treated synonymously, which has led to Christians being called ‘believers’. However, faith in Jesus is generally considered to encompass more than only mental belief.”
And, of course there’s the Hebrews 11:1 definition of faith:
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (ESV)
I’ve been pondering the question of faith for some time. Simultaneously, I’ve been journeying through life. I’ve also been reading and pondering what Scripture reveals about faith. In the very near future, I am going to offer a post about my personal convictions concerning Biblical, Christian faith and its repercussions for our lives. I’m only going to say at this juncture that I do not believe in “easy faith” nor do I believe that this is a simple question. Before I finalize this article in question though, being the fallible human being that I am, I’m open to suggestions and opinions and general input. So comment away. Please.
Christopher C. Randolph