Quotes About Faith

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"True faith and true adherence comes from a deeper place, from the very soul, the very heart of you, the center of your Being." [1]

"Your understanding of faith must change. It must take a higher ground, a more secure position, a more authentic understanding and expression." [2]

The Great Faith

"The Great Faith is not new; it has only been forgotten." [2]

“Who will be a light unto the world and who will be able to counteract the Greater Darkness in the world except those who have this Great Faith? Who will be able to see beyond the divisions of religious ideology and historical interpretation, and who will be able to mend the conflicts that exist between the world’s religions except those who have this Great Faith? Who will be the peacekeepers and the peacemakers, who will not turn to violence, who will not take sides and struggle except those who have this Great Faith?” [2]

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The meaning of faith

"This is the meaning of faith. Faith is honoring the reality of your deeper experience. It is not believing in something you have not experienced. It is not trying to believe in something that you really do not think is true because faith must be based on real experience and not merely on hope, acceptance or accommodation to other people."[3]

Quotes About the Question of Faith

"Everyone must have faith in something because everyone must serve something." [4]

“So the question is, ‘What is faith?’ Faith is the willingness and the ability to follow what God has placed within you to guide you. It is not about religion. You can be a person who has no faith tradition and follow the path of redemption. You can be a person of any faith tradition and follow the path of redemption. You could be a person who does not even think there is a God, and follow the path of redemption. It is not about belief or ideology.” [5]

"Faith is what you exercise when you are not experiencing Knowledge—faith in Knowledge, faith in God, faith in something greater within yourself and within other people. But faith is only relevant to your personal mind, to your surface mind. To Knowledge itself, it is not an issue, for there is no doubt in Knowledge. It is not a mind that is full of doubt and fear and apprehension."[6]

"People will have faith in something because to have faith is natural. If they do not have faith in God, they will have faith in something else that takes the place of God. They may have faith in their government. They may have faith in the economy. They may have faith in industry. They may have faith in themselves and their abilities. They may have faith in certain individuals. They may have faith in nature. But whatever it is, they will have faith. To be without faith is to be without relationship, and to be without relationship is to live in hell." [4]

"The question of faith is very important because it will determine what you will look for within yourself and in other people." [4]

Quotes About Faith in Action

“When We say have faith in God, we mean have faith in Knowledge in others because that is the most real demonstration of God in the world. Someone is doing something beyond their own personal interest. That is greatness in the world.” [7]

“Your faith is meant to keep your mind focused on a Greater Power that resides within you and within the minds and hearts of all who dwell here. It is this Power within you and around you that must be the focus and substance of your faith.” [2]

“What you can give to people is food, water, shelter and the Great Faith. Taking care of people, feeding people, assisting people and giving people the Great Faith—this is what will be needed. For it is only the Great Faith that will give humanity a future. It is only the Great Faith that will enable you and others to navigate the difficult waters ahead. It will be your raft in the turbulent seas.[8] Only this Great Faith will show humanity that it has great cause to unite in its own defense and for the protection of the world. It is this that will allow humanity to have a greater future—a future greater than its past. However, this future will not be based upon political mandates or religious ideologies. It will be established and built upon a Great Faith.” [2]

“Whether humanity is rising or falling, the power of Knowledge is within you. And you can amplify this power in others by sharing the Great Faith with them and by sharing the New Message from God with them, which speaks of this Great Faith and emphasizes its vital importance both now and in the future.” [2]

"You must put your faith in the strength that God has put within you and in the strength and integrity that God has put within others. Focus on those who can respond and not on those who cannot respond. Give to those who can receive the gift and share it with others. Encourage those who are responding instead of trying to persuade those who cannot or will not respond." [9]

Quotes About Faith Processes

"Observe yourself. See what your mind tells you. Listen to the different voices within you. Do you use reason or emotion or the consensus of others or authority figures to dissuade you from being with something that you see? What are the ways that you undermine your certainty and invalidate your own experience? Do you use reason or faith or assumptions or other people’s authority or convention or history—what do you use to betray yourself and your experience?" [9]

Faith amidst uncertainty

"You must have faith in Knowledge primarily—Knowledge within yourself and Knowledge within others—because that is what is truly powerful. Everything else may be thrown into question, confusion and doubt. But you must come back to what is essential and what is eternal, to what comes from God directly.

"This is the Great Faith. This is the power and the presence of Knowledge. This is the great thread of truth in your life. Build your strength here, and the future will not seem so overwhelming. It will not seem so threatening. You can face uncertainty with greater strength and determination. You have the power to change your circumstances in advance of great change and in the face of great change." [4]

Quotes About Faith in the seen and the unseen

"It is the Greater Power of Knowledge—the mystery, the evidence of things unseen—that must be the focus of your faith, that must be the heart of your religion, that must be the source of your encouragement, your wisdom and your guidance. This is the Great Faith. This is the faith that requires reinforcement. This is the faith that will ask of you to place your confidence in a greater unseen power—a power that you may only experience intermittently or even rarely." [2]

“Do not lose faith in Knowledge, the Presence of your Teachers, the beneficence of Life nor your mission in the world. Allow all these things to be affirmed so that they may fully reveal themselves to you in time. If you are present to them, they will become so obvious to you that you will see and feel them in all things. Your vision of the world will be transformed. Your experience of the world will be transformed. And all of your power and energy will unite to express itself.” [10]

“It is the Greater Power of Knowledge—the mystery, the evidence of things unseen—that must be the focus of your faith, that must be the heart of your religion, that must be the source of your encouragement, your wisdom and your guidance. This is the Great Faith. This is the faith that requires reinforcement. This is the faith that will ask of you to place your confidence in a greater unseen power—a power that you may only experience intermittently or even rarely.” [2]

“Your understanding of faith must change. It must take a higher ground, a more secure position, a more authentic understanding and expression. This faith must be based upon what is unseen, not upon what is seen. It must be based upon what is known and most deeply felt. It cannot be based upon appearances. It cannot be based upon the manifestations of nations and religions, or it will suffer terribly and fail you in the time of crisis and great need. Your faith must be in something greater than what humanity has created. It must be in something greater than what the institutions of the world have created.” [2]

Faith confirmed or dismayed in experience

"Faith is important if it is built upon experience. Without experience as its foundation, faith becomes merely a hope, and hope alone is weak. It does not have the power to face disappointment and uncertainty sufficiently." [4]

“If you have sufficient confidence in your Knowledge, based upon actual experience, and sufficient confidence in the Presence of your Teachers, based upon actual experience, this will give you a certainty and a faith in life that will counteract all fear that is unnecessary.” [11]

“If your faith is based upon the manifestations of life—the creations of humanity, what human institutions have developed—then how can this faith be sustained into the future? What will happen to your faith when nations clash, when terrible acts are committed against innocent people in the name of God and religion? What will happen to your faith when people go hungry and starvation increases as the world’s supply of fresh water and food declines due to environmental degradation and overuse? What will happen to your faith when holy sites are desecrated, when places beloved by people are destroyed through turmoil, through competition, conflict and war? What will happen to your faith within these scenarios? If you believe that God is the author of all that takes place, how will you justify these things? How will you keep God holy, merciful and beneficial if you think God is the author of human behavior and human conflict?” [2]

"The situation is far more serious than you realize and will require from you a greater strength than you think you have, but which in reality you do have. Your faith in yourself, your faith in people, your faith in nations and your faith in the power of Knowledge within you and within others will have to be so much stronger than it is today. You will have to let go of your judgments, your hatred, your prejudices, your cynicism, your jaded perspectives, your foolish hopes and wishes and your fantasies." [12]

Quotes About Faith under duress

"Everything around you will be challenged. Everything around you will prove to be weak, fallible and vulnerable. Institutions will be overwhelmed and in some cases will fail. Nature will appear to be harsh and uncompromising. The hope for Providence or for being rescued will fade as times continue. This will be a crisis of faith for so many people." [4]

References

  1. The Pure Religion: God's Power and Presence in the World
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 The Pure Religion: The Great Faith
  3. The Worldwide Community of God’s New Message: Your Relationship with the Messenger
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 The Great Waves of Change, Chapter 11: Where Will You Place Your Faith?
  5. Faith, Work & Higher Purpose (January 12, 2009)
  6. The Power of Knowledge (March 26, 2008)
  7. Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume I, Chapter 29: Faith and Fear
  8. Shared by the Messenger September 5, 2015
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Great Waves of Change, Chapter 14: Seeing, Knowing and Taking Action
  10. Steps to Knowledge, Step 68: I will not lose faith in myself today.
  11. Steps to Knowledge'', Step 128: My Teachers are with me. I need not fear.
  12. The Great Waves of Change, Chapter 9: The Great Waves Prophecy

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