However, let us contemplate a little bit more about the faith and the divine and sweet for the Christians vision that corresponds to the faith; about the faith, carrier of the power of the gospel, the life of the apostles, the justification of Abraham; about faith, which begins now and concludes all righteousness, and by which "every righteous man will live" (Rom. 1:17), and the apostate will lose the divine favor, for "without faith it is impossible to please God" (Heb. 11:6); about the faith, which always saves our race from wandering in many ways and sets the truth in us and us in the truth, in which no one will shake us, even if he declares us to be mad (Acts. 26:24) because by the power of the true faith we are in a superintelligent frenzy, testifying by deeds and by words that we are not "driven by the wind of any doctrine" (Eph. 4:14), but we hold to the only Christian knowledge of the truth, and honor the simplest, divinest, and truly non-wandering contemplation.
What is this faith? A natural or a super-natural force? Of course, it is super-natural which is why "no one can come to the Father except through the Son" (Mat. 11:27; John. 10:9), who has positioned us above ourselves, who has given to us a deifying simplicity and who has returned us to the unity of The Father, the Gatherer. That is why Paul "received the grace of conversion in the faith" (Rom. 1:5); that is why "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" (Rom. 10:9); that is why those who saw and believed in the Living One after the death and the One who leads to the eternal life (John 20:29) are less blessed than those who have not seen and who believed – because by the supernatural eyes of the faith they have seen and honored that which is incomprehensible to the mind, which, even if someone sees such thing, will not believe to himself.
"This is the victory that overcomes the world - our faith." (1 John. 5:4) The faith first in different ways and at different times restored the fallen world, and then divinely transformed it, lifting it above the heavens and making the earth heavenly. What is it, which saved the seeds of the second world? Wasn't it the Noah's faith? What is it, which made Abram Abraham, "the father of many nations" (Gen. 17:5) likened to sand and compared with the stars? (Heb. 11:12) Isn't this his faith in the promises, at that time still inaccessible for the understanding? In fact, his only-begotten heir was laying before him, prepared for the slaughter (Gen. 22:9), and – what miracle! – he still continued to have an unshakable faith about numerous offsprings. So what? Would not this old man seem mentally defective to anyone who looked at the matter intelligently? But the outcome of the work, prepared by the grace of God, showed that the faith is not madness, but knowledge that surpasses all reasoning. [...] So is it from knowledge of philosophy the knowledge of God given to Christians, or from faith, which by the lack of knowledge abolishes the philosophical knowledge? But if it is from knowledge, then the faith is empty and empty is the promise that says "If you believe in your heart that Jesus is the Lord you will be saved" (Rom. 2:14). Therefore, it is not he who has knowledge about the things in his heart who has God by this, but on the contrary, he who believes in his heart that Jesus is Lord is he who has God sticked in him by imperturbable faith.