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    BenAvery

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    Faith (last weeks podcast)

    Post  BenAvery on May 19th 2012, 1:08 pm

    I really enjoyed Paeter;s thoughts on faith in the podcast from the 11th. i especially liked the correlation between faith and trust. I listened to it yesterday while driving home.

    All too often I hear people define faith as being "believing in something that cannot be seen." And that's true, to a point. Especially in light of the verse from Hebrews: "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." But note that's it's not just the "blind faith" that Peater warned against. There is the implication of trust -- confidence and assurance in someone (in this case, God).

    Anyway, thanks, Paeter!

    The coolest thing? It helped clear some of my own thoughts for the direction to take my Sunday School lesson this Sunday.

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    Re: Faith (last weeks podcast)

    Post  Paeter on May 19th 2012, 9:31 pm

    You're welcome, Ben. It was a helpful topic for me to look at again, too!


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    Re: Faith (last weeks podcast)

    Post  Nathan James Norman on May 20th 2012, 4:50 pm

    I agree! I think faith has become a "garbage-word" in the English language. I remember learning that "faith" or "belief" can most often be translated "trust" in my Kione Greek class.

    That concept blew my mind. It is so concrete!

    Thank you Paeter for your endless dedication to communicating God's truth!


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    Re: Faith (last weeks podcast)

    Post  cleireac on May 22nd 2012, 2:00 pm

    Just in case anyone would like some 'independent verification:' http://soulation.org/positivelyhuman/?p=28

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    Re: Faith (last weeks podcast)

    Post  BenAvery on May 22nd 2012, 2:32 pm

    Words like "faith" and "love" are words that have, really, lost all meaning in our language, sadly.

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