Series 2 - Lesson 8 - Annotation 9
What is the difference, if any, between faith and belief?
9. Belief is a degree of light revealing to the mind a measure of evidence that it can accept and on which it can assume the truth of a statement. It might be called the childhood of faith. Faith is maturity, the child grown to manhood. What we believe may be true or it may not; genuine mature faith is an inner knowledge. Through progress, development, revelation and experience we acquire an understanding that can proceed with certainty. This is real faith. It knows of the existence and operation of the undeviating law through which all things are possible and is able to hold steady though appearances are against it. Hope and trust are good, but knowledge and realization are better.
Preceding Entry: Explain: "According to your faith be it done unto you." — Matthew 9:29.
Following Entry: What place has faith in the ministry of healing?