The rest of them are all in the New Testament. It’s staggering. In Hebrew, you’ve got the three words which we’ve become familiar with: batach, ‘to lean on a staff;’ hasa, ‘to run to a shelter;’ and amen, which is pretty much self explanatory. These three Hebrew words encompass the Greek word pisteo. It’s too bad we don’t have a verb ‘faither,’ or ‘faithing,’ because that’s what it should be. It’s an action word.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that everything points back to rock-solid Faith and I always ask myself the question “Why do people waver so much?” I’m not talking about little bits, I’m talking about one day we’re up and the next day we’re down. I’m not talking about emotions because I think most people have this confused. Faith and your emotions are not the same, they’re not synonymous. Faith is based on a fact starting with the Resurrection. Now how can you slide around that? How can your Faith become less? Are you less sure today than you were a year ago about Jesus Christ’s Resurrecting? Absolutely not! Then why would your Faith move? Now I’m not talking about being a stoic. A stoic is more than “I shall not be, I shall not be moved” (like the song), it’s more like “I refuse to let anybody see me cry, blink, or smile.” I’m not talking about that.

I’m talking about Faith. Read about Paul in the New Testament. He’s in prison, he’s in a cell, he’s shipwrecked, he’s beaten, he’s being tried, and yet he’s still Paul full of Faith. He doesn’t have anything other than the fact that he’s been converted, his Damascus road experience, and the element that makes him go out and proclaim the Word with certainty and confidence—the power of Jesus Christ. There’s a good definition of Faith right there.