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Faith

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FAITH
What is faith? The word faith has been around since God created earth. There are many different meanings that define the word faith; you have your own personal meaning, you can use the meaning as defined in the bible and you can use the meaning as defined in the dictionary. These are three different types of ways you can define the word faith.

Faith believes in someone or something. For example, many times we have faith in a certain brand of clothing, a type of detergent or dishwashing soap, and even a brand of car. Faith is having complete confidence or trust in a person. Faith is duty and loyalty. For example, we are loyal to our jobs, our husbands, and have duties as parents. There is also good faith; Good faith is honesty. Without honesty who would we be able to trust? Good faith is also sincerity, as of intention in business. For example, credit card companies approve credit in good faith that the amount will be repaid and banks approve loans for homes and cars in good faith that you will make your payments in full and on time; payday loans are also another example of good faith, for the reason being they are holding your check in good faith that you will pay the loan back, or your check will be payable upon deposit.

When I think of faith I think of believing in something that is true without having evidence to back it up. For example, I like to use this quote “faith is taking the first step even when you cannot see the whole staircase.” Faith is having assurance. For example, you may be going through hard times but keeping the faith will give you assurance that you will make it through the hard times. Another quote that I like and I feel is so true is “to one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.” “To one without faith no explanation is possible.” When I also think of the word faith I think of strength because it takes lots of strength and will to have faith especially when you feel that all else has failed. For example, a relationship...