From the writings of Reverend Billy Graham
A phrase has emerged in society that everyone now uses but few can explain what it means: “a person of faith.” I’m a person of faith in that I believe in God, but I don’t consider myself a Christian because there’s a lot of the Bible I don’t agree with.
Dear PF: Faith that is not rooted in the truth of God’s Word has no power. It will wither like a plant out of the ground. Power comes from the source of faith, and that is in Christ Jesus the Lord. The Bible says, “Your faith should not rest in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:5). How do we get this power? When we humble ourselves before God, he gives us the gift of faith to believe. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).
Faith is belief in someone greater than ourselves and that is Jesus Christ and Him alone. The Bible teaches that faith is the only approach we have to God. No one has forgiven sins, no one goes to Heaven; no one has the assurance of peace and contentment until we manifest our faith in Jesus Christ.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).
What does it mean? This means that we are convinced that Jesus is who He claims to be—God in human flesh, sent to save us from our sins. “Let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily overtakes us, and run with endurance the race that is before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2).