Confidence in something or someone. As most often used in the scriptures, faith is confidence and trust in Jesus Christ that lead a person to obey Him. Faith must be centered in Jesus Christ in order for it to lead a person to salvation. Latter-day Saints also have faith in God the Father, the Holy Ghost, priesthood power, and other important aspects of the restored gospel.
Faith includes a hope for things which are not seen, but which are true (
Heb. 11:1; Alma 32:21; Ether 12:6). Faith is kindled by hearing the gospel taught by authorized administrators sent by God ( Rom. 10:14–17). Miracles do not produce faith, but strong faith is developed by obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ. In other words, faith comes by righteousness ( Alma 32:40–43; Ether 12:4, 6, 12; D&C 63:9–12).
True faith brings miracles, visions, dreams, healings, and all the gifts of God that He gives to His Saints. By faith one obtains a remission of sins and eventually is able to dwell in God’s presence. A lack of faith leads one to despair, which comes because of iniquity (
Thy faith hath made thee whole,
Matt. 9:22 ( Mark 5:34; Luke 7:50).
According to your faith be it unto you,
If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, nothing shall be impossible unto you,
Matt. 17:20 ( Luke 17:6).
I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not,
Faith in Christ’s name hath made this man strong,
Faith cometh by hearing the word of God,
If Christ is not risen your faith is also vain,
1 Cor. 15:14.
Faith worketh by love,
By grace are ye saved through faith,
Eph. 2:8 ( 2 Ne. 25:23).
Take the shield of faith,
Eph. 6:16 ( D&C 27:17).
I have finished my course, I have kept the faith,
2 Tim. 4:7.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for,
Without faith it is impossible to please him,
Faith, if it hath not works, is dead,
James 2:17–18, 22.
I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded,
1 Ne. 3:7.
The Lord is able to do all things for the children of men, if they exercise faith in him,
1 Ne. 7:12.
The pointers in the Liahona worked according to faith,
1 Ne. 16:28.
Repent, and be baptized in his name, having perfect faith in the Holy One,
2 Ne. 9:23.
Christ works mighty miracles among the children of men according to their faith,
2 Ne. 26:13 ( Ether 12:12; Moro. 7:27–29, 34–38).
Enos’s sins were forgiven because of his faith in Christ,
Salvation cometh to none such except it be through faith on the Lord Jesus Christ,
Hearts are changed through faith on his name,
The prayers of God’s servants are answered according to their faith,
Give us strength according to our faith in Christ,
Call on God’s name in faith,
Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things,
Alma 32:21 ( Ether 12:6).
As it beginneth to swell even so nourish it by your faith,
Alma 33:23 ( Alma 32:28).
Their preservation was ascribed to the miraculous power of God because of their exceeding faith,
As many as should look upon the Son of God with faith might live,
I see that your faith is sufficient that I should heal you,
3 Ne. 17:8.
Faith is things which are hoped for and not seen,
All they who wrought miracles wrought them by faith,
If they have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them,
Ether 12:27–28, 37.
Mormon taught about faith, hope, and charity,
Whatsoever thing ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is good, in faith believing that ye shall receive, behold, it shall be done unto you,
They who have faith in Christ will cleave unto every good thing,
If ye shall ask, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth,
Without faith ye can do nothing; therefore ask in faith,
It should be granted unto them according to their faith in their prayers,
D&C 10:47, 52.
All men must endure in faith on his name to the end,
D&C 20:25, 29.
The Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith,
Faith cometh not by signs, but signs follow those that believe,
Parents are to teach children faith in Christ,
Seek learning, even by study and also by faith,