Faith is the active belief in the existence of God and the dynamic trust in His Word. God commands us to live by faith. As the foundation of the process, it is essential for salvation. Without faith it is impossible to please God because, as man's foundational response to God, it leads to obedience and the completion of God's purpose. Because of faith in Christ's blood, we are forgiven, and righteousness is imputed to us. Both a gift of God and a fruit of His Spirit, faith is perfected through the good works God has ordained.

Scripture References:
Romans 1:17;   Hebrews 10:37-39;   I Peter 1:5, 9;   Hebrews 11:1-6;   Ephesians 2:4-10;   Romans 4:5, 9-13, 20-22;   Romans 5:8-11;   I Corinthians 12:4, 9;   Romans 12:3;   Galatians 5:22;   James 2:14-26;   II Corinthians 5:7;