Misconception of Faith
Reading an article in the Reader’s Digest Oct. 1999 (“Faith is a powerful Medicine: by Phyllis Macintosh”). The article notes deception by misconception. The author should not bear guilt through the misconception passed to her by others. Misconception here, is a fact according to the creators’ interpretation of faith. Faith according to the authors’ conception and many Religious orders is having confidence in the written word inspired by man. This is where the misconception comes in.
The Creator differs with this concept. Hebrews 11:1 states “faith is the substance of things hoped for”. The substance from the creator is always proved out and is truth, truth means (it will not fail) it will always accomplish when it goes forth. Jesus stated if you had the faith (Assurance) of a mustard seed, you could say unto this mountain be cast unto the sea. Continuing in Hebrews 11:1 the second part of the verse says, “the evidence of things not seen”. The assurance only comes when the unseen evidence (Inspiration) comes from God, your creator. Putting this verse together states: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. Translation: Faith is hoping for the unseen substance (truth). When this unseen inspiration comes to you, it will come to pass. This changes the misconception of holding to second hand inspiration by others of the written word.
The reason, that second hand inspiration has taken over and controlled is because mankind has forfeited control and rejected original inspiration. Mankind took the lazy way out and forfeited control to that which is seen: Deception, Misconception of Faith.
G. O. Baker