As I see it, there are basically two different kinds, or categories, of faith: saving faith and Christian living faith; that is, faith to be saved and faith to live as a Christian. These are found in my book Principles of Prayer.
1. Saving faith. In Ephesians 2:8-9 Paul said, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God…” Here we see that our salvation is a gift from God. It is totally a gift. We did nothing. That means that our faith was a gift too. He gave us faith to believe, which resulted in our salvation. What a great gift!
2. Faith to live the Christian life. Every part of the Christian life, if you live as a Christian, is a life of faith. As Paul said in Galatians 2:20, we live in the flesh, but we…
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