Testimony is an integral part of the Black religious tradition. It is the occasion where the believer stands before the community of faith in order to give account of the hope that is in him or her.
I believe though I do not comprehend and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.
I've always had great faith in the Man Upstairs.
Faith is a higher faculty than reason.
I've always had great faith in people.
I'm an enormous fan of people who have had a lot of faith in themselves and been on a tremendous journey.
And in that I cannot send unto you all my businesses in writing I despatch these present bearers fully informed in all things to whom it may please you to give faith and credence in what they shall say unto you by word of mouth.
The principal end both of my father and of myself in the conquest of India... has been the propagation of the holy Catholic faith.
My faith inasmuch as I have any is more like a kind of Joseph Campbell thing and even that frequently finds itself tested to oblivion in siren waters.
Faith given back to us after a night of doubt is a stronger thing and far more valuable to us than faith that has never been tested.
Millions of Americans find community comfort and support in their faith.
The doubt of an earnest thoughtful patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds.
My faith grew strong and I sent a letter (as I was ordered) to the Rev. Dignitary of the Cathedral of Exeter. I was assured before I sent it he would not answer it.
Personal faith can be a powerful force for public good.
Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
I am struck by the fact that personal faith and political agendas are intertwined more closely now than at any other time in recent history.
God's got something for me. I have faith it'll be OK.
To a certain extent I am taking a leap of faith. I'm adding up the evidence on either side and I'm seeing the evidence of there not being a God is overwhelming compared to the evidence for there being a God.
Whoever sets any bounds for the reconstructive power of the religious life over the social relations and institutions of men to that extent denies the faith of the Master.
I believe that today's players who are Christians feel that it's important and their responsibility to acknowledge their faith.
The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith positively and fearlessly upheld.
It would make life much easier if I could have total faith and not question everything all the time but I can't do it and I won't do it.
Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom I suppose also the first announcement of death.
When you look around right now Nashville is kind of going through another changing of guard you're watching the Martina McBrides and the Faith Hills and all of them that have been the big stars for the last however many years and the next generation is coming in: Miranda Lambert Carrie Underwood those girls.
Many are needed to plant and water what has been planted now that the faith has spread so far and there are so many people... No matter who plants or waters God gives no harvest unless what is planted is the faith of Peter and unless he agrees to his teachings.
Greece's European neighbors were able step in and bolster the weak foundation on which Greece's free-spending budget was based. It would be difficult for any country or intergovernmental organization to rescue an economy the size of the U.S. if investors were ever to lose faith in our bonds because of our enormous debt.
In this connection faith and experience teach us many truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings.
Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way providing you are led by faith. Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion of the infinitely perfect Being.
Let those who still in their youth have preserved their faith and fullness of hope keep looking up.
It is easier to have faith that God will support each House of Hospitality and Farming Commune and supply our needs in the way of food and money to pay bills than it is to keep a strong hearty living faith in each individual around us - to see Christ in him.
I believe that we must reach our brother never toning down our fundamental oppositions but meeting him when he asks to be met with a reason for the faith that is in us as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers.
There are many countries where you can only believe more or you can believe less. But in the United States we have this incredible smorgasbord and it really interests me why people are drawn to one faith rather than another especially to a system of belief that to an outsider seems absurd or dangerous.
Voters must have faith in the electoral process for our democracy to succeed.
I have a Christian worldview and so it shapes the way that I view issues. I don't apologize for that and I don't think people of faith ought to shrink away from being in the public arena.
Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence. Faith is daring to do something regardless of the consequences.
Bush's faith in the rightness of his strategy in the broader war is deep-seated. It is a product of faith.
I will always try to share my faith with any person who is willing to listen. When I feel a wall go up we can talk about something else... and I will pray for you.
The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith so we had to do something.
I've been brought up with the Christian faith with my family.
Yes you who called us godless we found our faith in Adolf Hitler and through him found God once again. That is the greatness of our day that is our good fortune!
We will grieve not rather find strength in what remains behind. In the faith that looks through death in years that bring the philosophic mind.
Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent.
It is something that is called MDS. It is a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow. I'm going to beat this. My doctors say it and my faith says it.
Mr. Speaker I am deeply concerned that many regions of this world are suffering from the effects of armed conflicts with religious aspects. I believe that the differences of faith are not the real reason for these conflicts.
In search of a complete education with the ideals of trust faith understanding and compassion many families are turning to the structure discipline and academic standards of Catholic schools.
The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith.
There will be trying times during Obama's presidency and liberty will need staunch defenders. Can Obama reshape liberalism to be as it was under F.D.R. a fighting faith unapologetically patriotic and strong in the defense of liberty? That would be a service to our country.
I have learned to have more faith in the scientist than he does in himself.
I am convinced we shall succeed. I have faith in this country because I have faith in its people.
Faith means intense usually confident belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person.
I'm still going to make mistakes but I don't have any problems with publicly professing my faith now. It just took me a long time to get to the right place in my relationship with Christ.
It just took all of that to come to a screeching halt to get to the point of having nothing for me to finally realize Hey what are you fighting with this for? Until then I hadn't claimed my faith as my own I had just grown up with it.
Know why you believe understand what you believe and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.
Have a little faith. Don't give up.
But back to your question it was a wonderful experience with the Art Ensemble and I keep in contact and sort of follow what's going on but it was also very important to make this step you may say this leap of faith.
The New Right in many cases is doing nothing less than placing a heretical claim on Christian faith that distorts confuses and destroys the opportunity for a biblical understanding of Jesus Christ and of his gospel for millions of people.
Americans are fascinated by their own love of shopping. This does not make them unique. It's just that they have more to buy than most other people on the planet. And it's also an affirmation of faith in their country.
A few years ago you couldn't go from TV to film. It was like a 'no no' but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life there's not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man you're really standing in the wisdom of God.
Denzel's quality I think is his faith. You have all the action in your head and you have to believe in it and just do it. That's what he does and that's what he taught me to do.
If you cast your bread upon the water and you have faith you'll get back cash. If you don't have faith you'll get soggy bread.
It's really important to say this. Often the faith schools were founded before the state provided education. I want good education in this country so I'm not going to slag off faith schools. I think that it's important that people of different backgrounds and different faiths go to school together and many faith schools do that.
The great thing is that whether we have faith or not we are by and large very tolerant of people whatever their particular view.
While your life is the true expression of your faith whom can you fear?
Our first responsibility is to protect the American people and we cannot put on blinders to expect that everyone who seeks asylum does so in good faith.
You need to develop somehow a huge amount of faith and confidence in yourself because there's a lot of rejection throughout an actor's life and you have to believe in yourself more than anyone else.
In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates the writer functions totally in unison with society and expresses society's feelings beliefs and hopes in perfect harmony.
In the Europe which was created by the Second World War divided into two blocks each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste collective faith does not exist.
The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.
When you have put all your faith in man and continue to be disappointed don't you hope there is something out of there that is not of human element?
Faith is the response to something which is calling us from the timeless part of our reality.
Often we are quick to find blame with others but yet are unable to give constructive responses. There seems to be a tendency to doubt almost everything. Do we not have faith in our own people's strengths and in our institutions? Can we afford distrust amongst ourselves?
There is a split between Muslims who want to practice their faith in peace and tolerance with other religions and other people and these extreme radical fundamentalists who have shown a total lack of tolerance for people with different views starting with people who they don't think are good Muslims and going on to include Christians and Jews.
Yes we were looking for a Faith spin-off but then Faith backed down. Eliza got a really wonderful offer over on Fox in a show and for reasons I didn't talk to her about she decided to go there and everyone respects that.
I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs and that the decision of religious marriage should be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence.
Faith makes all evil good to us and all good better unbelief makes all good evil and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf.
I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family.
My parents were both very intellectually honest straightforward and for them faith meant that you were fully engaged.
Well I affirm orthodox Christian faith. I affirm the Nicene Creed. I don't think I'm doing anything terribly new.
The historical orthodox Christian faith is extremely wide and diverse.
I still have great faith in what is good and right in all of us.
Put your faith in God and confidence in yourself.
I personally have always found the Unitarian faith a source of comfort and help in my daily life.
The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did but with their faith they defeated a superpower.
We are the meeting place an entity that's trying to connect faith and culture.
I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people to look at their faith in a different way.
At issue was the question whether this man's faith could prevail against a man whose equal faith it was that this society is sick beyond saving and that mercy itself pleads for its swift extinction and replacement by another.
At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society which we call Western civilization could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good including life to defend it.
Humor has always been important to me. If there is a shield of faith that you can keep up against difficulties humor is the Teflon coating.
Faith is a dynamic and ever-changing process not some fixed body of truth that exists outside our world and our understanding. God's truth may be fixed and unchanging but our comprehension of that truth will always be partial and flawed at best.
One of the joys of being a Christian or being a person of faith is that you believe deep down that death isn't the worst thing you know. Not living your life: that's the worst thing. And death is not it's not all it's cracked up to be. It's not it's not the end of the world.
I've long been really intrigued with what is the... proper role of faith and religion in public life.
If faith is your motivation share that.
Well you have to keep your faith in the fact that there are a lot of intelligent people who are actively looking for something interesting people who have been disappointed so many times.
For more than 200 years materialists have promised that science will eventually explain everything in terms of physics and chemistry. Believers are sustained by the faith that scientific discoveries will justify their beliefs.
The facts of science are real enough and so are the techniques that scientists use and so are the technologies based on them. But the belief system that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith.
Bad religion is arrogant self-righteous dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith. They think they know the truth.
I desire an special interest in your prayers that my faith fail not in the day of adversity.
It's also reflective of a young person's religion or faith in that it's highly charged with sacramental imagery and with country imagery because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country.
In this new century our commitment to family and to faith to community and opportunity to freedom and to hope will be the light that shines to lead us forward.
All the faith and good will in the world is wasted without direction.
Our nation has kept faith with its veterans. Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade.
Why should any man have power over any other man's faith seeing Christ Himself is the author of it?
I stepped out on faith to follow my lifelong dream of being an author. I made real sacrifices and took big risks. But living it seems to me is largely about risk.
Faith is the heroism of the intellect.
I don't worry about being in a hurry any more because my faith in God will always deliver me on time.
After 'Four Feathers ' I quit then because I just lost faith. I didn't like how the business was.
The Negro people of America... have cut our forests tilled our fields built our railroads fought our battles and in all of their trials they have manifested a simple faith a grateful heart a cheerful spirit and an undivided loyalty .
So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans we say 'Where is faith being put into action here?'
I'm often asked what I think about the faith of the President George W. Bush. I think it is sincere. I think it's very real. I think it's deeply held.
I think it's a good thing for a president or political leaders to want to put their values or their faith into action. Desmond Tutu did that in South Africa. Martin Luther King Jr. did that here. This is a good thing.
I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin. He spoke of his faith. He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people.
The solid middle-class values of hard work responsibility family community and faith my father talked about tirelessly from Iowa to New York he lived at home. The hopes he had for his family and for me he had for all Americans. I think Americans understood this.
If we are strong and have faith in life and its richness of surprises and hold the rudder steadily in our hands. I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasent waters for our old age.
I have deep respect for people's individual faith but when faith gets connected to the machinery of state or the machinery of hate I find it very confronting.
The enemy is not Islam the great world faith but a perversion of Islam.
In the third century after Christ the faith continued to spread.
Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually and ethically and would give assurance of immortality.
Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel. Or rather it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion. To that strain Christians have looked back and rightly as the preparation in history for their faith.
Visible Faith is an expression of my Christian faith which must be visible to be real! I gave the name to the collection of musicians who worked with me on the record.
Red Sox fans have been pushed to the brink over the years but that's how faith grows stronger.
I am a bit of a hopeless romantic. I really do have a faith and a belief in love and when I love I love hard.
I have faith the men and women of the Coast Guard will immediately rise to the challenge and see the people hit by Katrina through until the storm has truly calmed.
You can't do opera when already from the 10th row you can only see little dolls on the stage. In such an enormous space you can't put much faith in the personal presence of the individual singer which is reflected in facial expressions among other things.
Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these tacit rules and retain a personal faith while accepting a thoroughly naturalistic picture of physical reality.
Great dislike to the Bible was shown by those who conversed with me about it and several have remarked to me at different times that if it were not for that book Catholics would never be led to renounce their own faith.
If there are Muslims who believe that they've got to kill Christians to make a way for the Islamic faith in the West not only would they be disappointed but it will lead to conflict there's no doubt about that.
I have a lot of faith in people.
Through these adversities Israel has endured with continued strength conviction and faith.
I would never have gone anywhere if it hadn't been for Mother's faith and support.
I come from a Christian faith. I am not going to give you insight into my particular beliefs.
I think there is a great deal of interest still in the Christian faith.
I am not here to parade my religious sentiments but I declare I have too much respect for the faith in which I was born to ever use it as the basis of a political organization.
I'm not Candide nor Dr Pangloss but we know that faith moves mountains.
There are more people living in Lower Manhattan now than before the terrorist attacks. That's faith for you. There's such a strong spirit here.
The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights.
Of course Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith.
Since the presidency of Ronald Reagan conservatives have succeeded by adhering to a platform that rests firmly on three legs: smaller government faith and family and a strong national defense. These three legs do not merely represent a political coalition they are three necessary components of a strong and secure America.
The independence of the economic sphere was a tenet of faith with Liberalism.
Godliness as well as the doctrine of our faith is a mystery.
Justifying faith is not a naked assent to the truths of the gospel.
Skepticism riddling the faith of yesterday prepared the way for the faith of tomorrow.
We have the incredible privilege of serving in the highest offices in the state. We must prove ourselves worthy of our fellow citizens' faith. We must be trusted to always place the public's good above our own and to always choose fairness over favoritism.
Pray for intestinal fortitude work hard and keep the faith. Oh and pray for good luck you're gonna need it.
After the desperate years of their own war after six years of repression inside Spain and six years of horror in exile these people remain intact in spirit. They are armed with a transcendent faith they have never won and yet they have never accepted defeat.
I have seen doctors in good faith leave patients on steroids for years thinking they are doing right. A friend of mine was on steroids for so long she has severe osteoporosis.
Democrats can neither control nor predict whether our GOP counterparts are really ready to play chicken with the U.S. economy. But we can assure the American people that our party takes the nation's faith and credit seriously.
American government was founded on a belief and a faith in God and in doing what is right and just.
I suppose I should say that I treasure blasphemy as a faith of the highest order.
I've always thought and it gets tested at times that I have a great faith in the fundamental goodness of human beings.
Everyone should have a moment with Ron Howard in their life to give you faith in our industry.