We often confuse what it means to have faith with what we think about faith. Those who do not believe in Christ may ask why God would send them to hell simply because they do not believe. God does not judge people for having the wrong ideas, but because they live on the basis of their wrong ideas. They replace faith and trust in God with faith and trust in something else which then functions as a false god – not simply that it is not the True God, but it is thereby a fake imitation god which cannot deliver what is expected of it. True faith in God leads us to live in the way in which God intended us to live.
Sermon: What is faith