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Faith - conviction in the truth:
Belief - commitment to the truth:

Faith is absolutely essential to life. All that you do is based on faith. The things you hold back from doing, hesitate at, are the things you doubt.

This is simply proven. If you did not have faith that your legs worked, you would not get out of bed. If you stayed in bed, and there was no one to help you, you would lay there and die. You see, from the very simple start of everyone's day, faith is operative to the health and continuance of that life.

You may have enough faith to get out of bed and walk, but, you need to mentally or vocally pronounce one word to make it happen. It is the word which created the Universe. It is the word which must be pronounced for ANYTHING to happen - good or bad. Yes. You have to say - YES, I will get out of bed. YES is the catalyst, the activating principle of faith which brings all things into reality. Yes is the Name of God. Jesus = YesYes.

Next, you have to do it. You may have the faith to push a car, but if you do not get behind the car and start pushing, the car will just sit there. So, obviously faith without works is dead. True Faith is manifest in Good Works.

What about LOVE? Love is the Spirit which motivates you to take care of yourself and others. Love is the Good Thought which told you to get out of bed.

...If you do not love and care for your body - it will die; if you do not love and care for your home and family - they will fall apart; if you do not love and care for your job - you will loose it; if a business does not love and care for its customers - it will go out of business; if you do not love and care for your community - it will be criminalized; if you do not love and care for your country - it will die; if you do not love and care for your world - it will become a wasteland.

The true Christian life should manifest this: say YES to (have Faith in) Life, Love, and Truth. These five words are the essence of what Christianity is all about. As you can see, the good life is simply to continually practice saying YES to Life, Love, and Truth. Even the worst atheist sinner must practice GOD (whose name is Yes, and whose Spirit is Life, Love, and Truth) in order to live, whether they acknowledge Him or not.

I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For me and for my salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For my sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

May the Lord richly bless you, In His Name, His Blood, His Cross, His Spirit, and His Power, Amen!

All Glory and Honor are yours Almighty One, forever and ever, Amen!