Faith

A word commonly used in Mormonism but one quite difficult to define.

1) The belief that God exists and has given us a good plan of salvation (Mormonism). 

2) Trust, not so much in Jesus’ works, but in his words, his teachings. Mormonism sees Jesus as a new lawgiver. 

3) Often described as the power God gives people to resist sin and become perfect. "Faith is a principle of action and power...You can exercise faith in Christ when we have an assurance that He exists, a correct idea of His character, and a knowledge that we are striving to live according to His will" (True to the Faith, p. 54).

The more righteous a person is, the more power (faith) God will give him. "You can strengthen your faith by keeping the commandments. Like all blessings from God, faith is obtained and increased through individual obedience and righteous action” (True to the Faith, p. 55).

Biblical Christianity teaches that faith is primarily *trust – in Jesus’ works*. It is more than knowledge. Faith is a gift received from God through the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3). By faith alone, a person is justified before God.