Is a person truly alive if he or she has abandoned all faith...faith in God, faith in life, faith in man? What part of our identities does faith play? How can the abandonment of faith be the equivalent of death? Or can it?
If a person has abandoned all faith then they are not truly alive; they are alive in body but not in spirit. The reason for our answer is because if you do not have any faith in anything, then your soul is dead. Therefore, your spirit is dead because you just go through the motions not believing in anything.
Faith plays a different part in each person's identity. For instance, if you are a Christian, your actions and thoughts should reflect that you actually do have a relationship with Christ. The Bible tells you to act in a certain manner and if you truly believe, you will do what it says. Those who truly believe will show through their actions that they honestly do keep the faith because if not, they will fall away at the first trial in their life. For those who do not have a strong belief or do not believe they will do less for Christ. You should be able to tell through anyone's actions whether they are faithful people or unjust servants.
If you abandon your faith then you are spiritually dead. Therefore, you have nothing to live for. Although your body is alive, everything else is dead, whether you think it or not.
If you do not have faith, it is possible to gain it. You are not born with faith, it is something you decide you need in life. All you need to have a close relationship with Christ is the want and desire to love are serve him. If you have this, everything else will take care of itself and you will have a pure life.
Posted by: Tyler Abma, Ryan Morris, and Josh Harlow