How Much Faith Do I Need to Be Saved?
If you have ever wondered, “How much faith do I need to be saved? “, you are not alone. Jesus answered the exact question. Jesus replied, “As much a mustard seed.” That is the smallest seed in nature and you will be saved as long as you have faith in the power of God’s Word and His righteousness.”
You may not believe that you need to have any faith to be saved. But even a mustard seed of faith is enough to command a sycamine tree to be planted in the sea. Jesus said that a mustard plant of faith was enough to command a sycamine to obey him. If you want to see God’s hand on your life, faith is essential.
Although God doesn’t consider our love or our efforts to save us, this should not stop us from being saved. It is also important to remember that faith is not an absolute requirement, since a Christian who does not have a perfect faith can still be saved. Faith is something that can be acquired over a lifetime. It can also be acquired through a process called conversion.
True belief in Jesus Christ requires a radical change in one’s lifestyle and attitude. True faith requires more than just a belief in Jesus. True faith requires a complete commitment to Him and total trust in him. Some people in the church believe the right things about God and have the correct answers to theological questions, but lack the real faith that God requires. That is why many people are not saved by mere religious beliefs alone.
What is saving faith? Saving faith is a strong conviction in Christ’s work and His saving promises. Historical faith is not a solid intellectual grasp of Scripture. It is devoid of the Holy Spirit. Paul once criticised King Agrippa for believing only in the Old Testament prophets, but not Jesus. And there is no better measure of faith than a saving one. It is the faith of the Lord that causes demons to tremble.
A “phony faith” cannot save us. The only real faith is one that demonstrates good works and changes lives. It must be active and transformative faith. Faith should be a way of life. It is not enough to simply believe in the gospel and expect results. It must have an impact on all other things. And if it doesn’t, there is no way we can be saved.