Faith vs. Trust

Question:
Bill Morford says that "...The word we normlly translate "faith" meant "trust" to the New Testament authors." (One New Man Bible, True Potential Publishing, Inc., footnote #1, page 1606).

I find most definitions use both words interchangeably.

What do you think?
Answer:
Greetings Mr. Cooper,

Thank you for your question.

Biblical Faith [pistis, a noun] is based on knowledge and has assent and trust.

Faith must have an object, and when talking about salvation the object is Jesus Christ who died for us. He did what we could not do. He died as our substitute and rose again the third day. The Holy Spirit takes the knowledge of what God says about Christ, who He is and what He has done and He convicts us that we must believe [pisteuo, a verb] that this is true, trusting that God will do what He said He would do, save us.

Trust [a verb] goes better as a synonym with the word believe [pisteuo] than faith [pistis], but trust is a part of faith.
do agree with you that the words can be used interchangeably. Thank you for your question. I hope I have explained my reasons satisfactorily for you.

Just as a matter of information, I will be updating my Study Bible in the very near future.

You do not get to heaven by Trying but by Trusting

Saved By Grace Through Faith Plus Nothing

Sincerely,
Richard

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