Posted by rayww on November 28, 2004, at 13:32:42
In reply to Faith, posted by alexandra_k on November 26, 2004, at 23:21:50
If love means never having to say you're sorry perhaps faith would mean never having to say you doubt. If something goes wrong with it, we shouldn't abandon the notion.
Alexandra, just because you don't know what faith is any more doesn't mean you really don't. I think deep down it is still there.
Roots of pure faith produce fruit. The olive tree is one example of how faith works. The mustard seed is another. It takes something like 7 years for the olive tree to produce fruit. (after the trial of your faith)
In order for the tree to produce at all, it needs to be pruned and cut back (disciplined). The wild branches must always be removed. I wish I could find a web page that explained this.
Our pure seeds of faith were planted in our souls long before we were born, They're inborn. We just need to nurture and nourish them. How we test our faith, is if our works produce good fruit we know it came from a good seed. A person should want to know if theirs is pure faith or the phoney baloney. http://scriptures.lds.org/matt/7/16#16
A good tree cannot produce bad fruit.