THE FAITH OF CHRIST VERSUS MYTHOLOGY
We are told in the writings of the New Testament to refuse myths because they lead away men from the truth and lead to profanity and ungodliness 1 Timothy 4:7. But we are encouraged to take heed to the faith which leads to edification – that is a building up in a moral or religious sense. The comparison made between the truth and mythology was very important in Peter and Paul’s time as much as ours and so these things are written for our warning and admonition. Hence we can understand and appreciate Peter’s admonition to grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18.
It is evident that myth or fable cannot help one spiritually because one has to reject Truth (John 14:6) to accept or believe myths. Myths do not lead us to God but the truth does. But what are myths? They are tales; fiction or fables and they are not truth and have no historical truth to them 2 Peter 1:16. Therefore our brethren counselled us:
It must be understood that the faith that I speak of is not believing, confidence or trust. The faith I speak of is the faith of Christ who is God. (Romans 3:3, James 2:1, Galatians 2:16.) Not the believing of Jesus, nor the confidence of Jesus or the trust of or in Jesus. Faith is the word of God that is revealed by the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 11: 1, 1 Corinthians 2:9-13, 1 Corinthians 12:9, Romans 10:8)
Having seen that, let us examine the benefits of the faith.
Sis. Karima Paris