As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were (Rom. 4:17 KJV) Romans 4:17 above teaches us a crucial principle of faith. Faith begins with believing as its foundation.
How faith works
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak (2 Cor. 4:13 KJV) The spirit of faith believes and then speaks. The term “spirit” here refers to an attitude, though some interpreters think it refers to the Holy Spirit.
… and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing (1 Cor. 13:2 KJV). Your faith moves mountains, and you certainly should pay attention to it. The Apostle Paul speaking above says “though I have all faith so that I old remove mountains”. Though he