The Evil Doctrine of Faith being a Grace or Gift from God
 
1 Corinthians 2:1-5


When I came to you, brothers, it was not with any show of oratory or philosophy, but simply to tell you what God had guaranteed. During my stay with you, the only knowledge I claimed to have was about Jesus, and only about him as the crucified Christ. Far from relying on any power of my own, I came among you in great ‘fear and trembling’ and in my speeches and the sermons that I gave, there were none of the arguments that belong to philosophy; only a demonstration of the power of the Spirit. And I did this so that your faith should not depend on human philosophy but on the power of God.

 

Grace refers to how God creates all 100% from nothing so all depends totally on him and thus he is able to direct what happens in us and around us to help us with his grace. Grace and creation are inseparable. 

 

Grace is God planting feelings and thoughts in you in the hope of getting you to behave in a holy way and think what he wants you to think. The Christian Church says that faith is against the grain so God needs to intervene supernaturally to make it happen. Faith is defined as the gift of God that enables you to believe all he has revealed without doubting or saying any of it is untrue.
 
The Bible, the book God wrote according to Jesus and the Church, says that faith is a gift from God. Grace means free gift and the Bible states that we don’t deserve to be assisted in becoming holy or to have this gift. That is a horrendous teaching. Everybody whoever harmful deserves light.  And they should get it for their potential victims sake.

 

We could be holy and deserve faith and God might give it to us as a gift and not because we deserve it. That infers that our holiness and goodness is not enough. Again its an insulting doctrine. To give it as a gift is refusing to care what we deserve and to acknowledge it. Its really about God showing his generosity instead of honouring the other person's worthiness.
 
Whoever believes with the Christian Church that grace is necessary for faith cannot really have faith.  An instinct must tell you this is a gimmick for anybody can say they have faith that the dog is God and it is a gift from God.  An instinct tells you that this idea can turn itself an okay way or a dangerous way.  Faith that you need to rid the world of some magical evil can cause you to fly planes into buildings. 

 

It is madness that is wrong with you if you believe and need some kind of magic to believe.
 
The Bible teaches the doctrine that faith is a supernatural gift from God. This doctrine gets the most treatment from St Paul who needed treatment himself of the psychiatric kind or he knew his converts did! He was certainly a liar.  Ephesians 2 says that grace saves us through faith and that none of this is of ourselves but is the gift of God.