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Faith

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(1):

(n.) The belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the person and work of Christ, which affects the character and life, and makes a man a true Christian, - called a practical, evangelical, or saving faith.

(2):

(n.) The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith.

(3):

(n.) That which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially (Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; and especially, the system of truth taught by Christ; as, the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church.

(4):

(n.) Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.

(5):

(n.) Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith.

(6):

(n.) Credibility or truth.

(7):

(interj.) By my faith; in truth; verily.

(8):

(n.) Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty.

(9):

(n.) The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Faith'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/f/faith.html. 1828.

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the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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