Saving Faith and Christian Faith

Prayer A to Z

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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