Hello, John and
Hebrews 11:1 defines faith
because faith is characterized by its observable effects.
In the same way, Jesus
"'By this all will know that you are My
disciples, if you have love for one another.'" John 13:35
We are known by what we
do. This is nothing more or less than the scientific
Unbelievers are wont to test
professing Christians, to see if we have the right stuff.
This is why James, the
half-brother of Jesus says,
then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith
Thus, God is not God because He
can or might do something. The LORD says of Himself,
counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure.'"
So we say with the writer to
"By faith we
understand that the worlds were framed by the word of
God, so that the things which are seen were not made
of things which are visible." Hebrews 11:3