Faith-expository essay

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Every living being possesses at least one type of faith in many diverse ways. It is defined by The American Heritage Student Dictionary that faith is "A loyalty, confidence, or trust in a person, thing, religion, or set of teachings, principals, or beliefs." The beginning of faith came when answers to questions were needed, and faith was placed in different ideas. It is therefore concluded that faith came before all else because only when faith exists can there be love, joy, bliss, sadness, anger, hate, peace, respect, friendship, freedom, or honor: for these exist only in the trust, confidence, and loyalty that is faith. Faith is conviction, confidence, and commitment in a person, idea, custom, or duty.

The most valuable personal possession that one may own is faith. Faith is a loyalty that can be put into anyone or anything. Loyalty that exists between friends is an aspect of the faith that is put into each friend by the other.

Another kind of conviction existing through faith is often found in a set of teachings of a religion or a religious belief. The many different kinds of religions reflect mostly on the many varying kinds of faith. Varying kinds of loyalties lie behind varying kinds of faith that are dependent on the unique belief systems engaging each person.

Although there are many kinds of faith, confidence is an aspect of all kinds of faith. The confidence obtainable in faith is very distinct from other manners of confidence. Faith and confidence are so similar that one cannot be in continuation without the other. Feelings and beliefs are very closely related; therefore confidence being the feeling of assurance, and faith being the belief in being assured, they are often mistaken for each other. Confidences through faith are...