On Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) owned by Paul and Jan Crouch, Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong.Tv stated that all men have a measure of faith, just place your faith in Jesus. Romans 12:3 is the Scripture which ministers use to teach that all people have faith, and the Apostle Paul states, "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." Paul is teaching about the gifts of the Spirit and is addressing his message to Christians in Romans 12, and all Christians do have a measure of faith, but only Christians. Ephesians 2:8 states, "For by grace are ye saved through faith:.." We receive the grace for salvation through our obedience to God's Words to faith.
Also, God speaks the word "faith" the first time it is used in the Bible, when He states in Deuteronomy32:20, "And He said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very forward generation, children in whom is no faith." God was talking about the Children of Israel who had become so evil they were involved in devil worship and disobedience. Jesus says in Mark 4:40 after calming the storm on the sea, "Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith." The Apostle Paul states in 2 Thessalonians 3:2, "And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith." God says that all people do not have faith; Jesus say that even good people sometimes do not have faith; and the Apostle Paul states that wicked and evil men do not have faith. Therefore, it should be clear that the Apostle Paul was talking only about Christians in the gift of the Spirit Chapter 12 in Romans.
The Apostle Paul states in Romans 10:17, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." But it is not automatically faith just because we hear God's Word, for if we reject what we hear it is unbelief, only if we accept God's Word does it become faith to us. Psalms 119:9 states, "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word." We only receive faith if we accept God's Word. Hebrews 4:2 states that even the gospel does not profit us when we hear it unless we mix it in faith or accept it. Knowing God's Will or Word and rejecting it is unbelief as shown in Hebrews 3:12-19. The Children of Israel all knew they were leaving slavery to go to their promised land. They did not trust that God would protect them when they arrived at the Jordan River because ten spies told them there were giants on the other side. Their lack of trust in God caused them to reject God's Will and they refused to cross over the Jordan. Hebrews 3:12 states, "Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God." And the Word of God to us is the Living God, not just a message, text, letter or email. Hebrews 3:19 continues, "So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief."
All people do not have a measure of faith, ONLY those who have heard God's Word and accepted or received it into their hearts receive the Spirit and faith of God's Word.
The seriousness of teaching the error "that all people have faith" is that many people can attend church and hear and know a lot of God's Word in their head without receiving it into their hearts. I lived like that for over 20 years. I think we have a lot of people, including preachers, in churches today that have not mixed the Gospel with faith.
For more about FAITH look at my videos on faith.
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