Religion is any cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, ethics, or organization, that relates humanity to the supernatural or transcendental.
Christianityis an Abrahamic monotheisticreligion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who is the focal point of the Christian faith. It is the world’s largest religion,with over 2.4 billion followers,or 33% of the global population, known as Christians.Christians make up a majority of the population in 158 countries and territories.They believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as the Messiah (the Christ) was prophesied in the Old Testament. Christianity has played a prominent role in the shaping of Western civilization.
You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything. 9 For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God, 10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come. (1 Thessalonians 1:6-10).
The Bible also defines faith in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is the substance or assurance of things we hope for, but have not yet received. Faith (confidence, belief, trust) is also our evidence of that which is not seen—the invisible spiritual things. Faith comes before a prayer is answered or before an individual has received what he or she has requested from God. If we have received what we asked for, then faith is not needed.
1 a) allegiance to duty or a person: loyalty lost faith in the company’s president b (1): fidelity to one’s promises, (2) : sincerity of intentions acted in good faith
2a) (1) belief and trust in and loyalty to God, (2) : belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion b (1) : firm belief in something for which there is no proof clinging to the faith that her missing son would one day return (2) : complete trust.