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The Faith Substance

"Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."  Hebrews 11:1

Faith is one of the most talked about subjects in the Bible.  The biblical definition of faith describes faith as the substance of things hoped for.  A substance is something tangible that can be touched, handled, seen, perceived with the senses.  Yet simultaneously we understand faith to be an abstraction like thought.  And just as thoughts are a real product of the real activity of the mind, faith is a real product of a thoughtful mind embracing the reality of the unseen God with all the heart, soul, mind and strength.  "For without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."  Hebrews 11:6.

Faith is Real

Faith is similar to belief, yet much more than belief.  The difference is much easier illustrated than explained.  A child for example can believe in Santa Claus.…