Faith comes by hearing the word of Christ

When a biblical event is significant, the Holy Spirit will emphasize its importance by providing multiple accounts of it. What makes the conversion of Saul particularly notable is that Luke is inspired to record three different accounts in one single book (Acts 9:1-21; 22:1-21; 26:1-23). Luke devotes sixteen of twenty eight chapters of the book of Acts to the apostle Paul; the validation of the apostle Paul is vital, because he would author 13 epistles that would make up nearly one fourth of the New Testament.

1. Listen to what the apostle Paul says. What is the word of faith? Did you hear the progression of how a person is saved?

But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart"—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Rom 10:8-13, NASB)

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