Why is Faith so important for Christians?
The Bible says in Hebrews 11:6,
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
And in Hebrews 10:38,
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
And in Romans 1:17,
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
These are just a few of the scriptures that talk about living by Faith. There are many, many more from Genesis to Revelation. So, what's the big deal about Faith and Believing?
If you go all the way back to the beginning, with Adam and Eve in the Garden, you'll see that the very first sin, the reason for the fall of mankind, was unbelief! God said that they were made in His image and likeness, but the deceiver got them to doubt what God said, and trust in works of the flesh that went against believing God.
Since the fall was through unbelief, redemption (salvation) is through belief (faith).
All through the Bible, you'll find God looking for people to trust Him and believe what He says. He always showed His favor on those that believed Him. He was trying to show how good He is, and how great His Love is for people. But, even today, the "Faith and Blessing" message is still one of the most hated by satan and the majority of Christians!
Jesus said that God is Good. Satan says that God is punishing people. Who are you going to believe?
In John 10:10, Jesus said:
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
So, if you sing songs quoting Job, singing that the lord gives and takes away, you are calling satan your lord. You are a devil worshiper!