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Faith - Motive of Faith
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Part of Faith:

1. Way to Faith

2. Faith

3. Motive of Faith

4. Preambles of Faith

1. God reveals himself in Christ. According to the ОТ to believe God is to rely (לְהֶאֱמִין = hiphil of צָּמן = to be firm) on his word (Gen 15:1-6; Exod 4:15,28–30; 14:31; Is 43: 1, 10; Jn 3:1-5). St. Paul adopts this concept when saying that faith accepts the Gospel as the word of God (2 Thess 2:13). While Heb 1:1 declares that God has spoken to us in his Son, the fourth gospel outlines a theology of God’s testimony (μαρτυρία) through Christ as the f…

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Juan Alfaro, “Faith - Motive of Faith”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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