Many will argue that faith cannot be proven, because in and of itself it requires no proof. Nevertheless, the power of faith—the effect of the cause—is something worth looking at.
If you need evidence of the power of faith, study the achievements of men and women who have employed it. At the head of the list comes the Nazarene. Historically, Christianity is the greatest single force which has influenced the minds of men. The basis of Christianity is faith, regardless of how many people may have perverted, or misinterpreted, the meaning of this great force, and regardless of how many dogmas and creeds have been created in its name which do not reflect its tenets.
The sum and substance of the teachings and the achievements of Christ, which have been interpreted as “miracles,” were nothing more or less than faith. If there are any such phenomena as “miracles” they are produced only through the state of mind known as faith! Some religious teachers, and many who call themselves Christians, neither understand nor practice faith.
A Shared Example
Let’s consider the power of faith, as demonstrated by a man who is well known across all civilization–Mahatma Gandhi, of India. In this man the world has one of the most astounding examples known to civilization of the possibilities of faith. Gandhi wielded more potential power than any man living in his time, and this, despite the fact that he possessed none of the conventional tools of power, such as money, battle ships, soldiers, or weaponry. Gandhi had no money and no home; he did not own a suit of clothes, but he did have power. How did he come by that power?
He created it out of his understanding of the principle of faith, and through his ability to transplant that faith into the minds of two hundred million people.
Faith Trumps Might
Gandhi accomplished, through the influence of faith, what the strongest military power on earth could not, and never will accomplish with soldiers and weaponry. He accomplished the astounding feat of influencing two hundred million minds to unite and move in unison as a single mind.
What other force on earth, other than faith could do as much?
Indeed, nothing else ever has or could in a sustainable way. Military force may be one to be reckoned with, but its effects are never truly lasting. Look back at the examples of greats like Gandhi, and you find a far more lasting result—and one built on a foundation that you can just as easily utilize for sustainable, lasting wealth and success.
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