« Last post by bushy on December 18, 2014, 11:04:48 PM »
"But isn't faith simply believing the truth?"
The Hebrew understanding of "faith" is from "enumah" which means more than simply believing the truth, but being "faithful." Faithfulness is about fidelity and obedience, which is why I believe James associated Abraham's obedient works with his faith as being inseparable concepts from eachother.
Oh no, maybe I'm not faithful enough or obedient enough. Or what if I don't hold firm until the end. I'm tired of worrying about details like these and I don't believe you're trying to lay any of these kinds of things on anyone. I think there are multitudes of people confused because they think it is up to them to figure all this out and all they need is to find peace and rest.
Of course I also know this forum is for solving all the problems and understanding all the mysteries in the world.