act of faith


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act of faith

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity an act that demonstrates or tests a person's religious beliefs
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But he reconciled himself to it by an act of faith. Since it was Dede, it must be eminently all right.
It is a sacrament; for it is an act of faith and it is a food.
In a statement issued in the wake of the Kataeb Politburo meeting, it said the Chouf visit aimed at strengthening the space of dialogue, stressing that reconciliations should not be solely confined to leaders and officials, but also should be a true and genuine act of faith in national coexistence amongst all the Lebanese.
"Let us cast our vote as an act of faith in practice, not just as an act of self-interest," read their statement.
It added: "Let us shun those who bear the sins of corruption, those who push for ill-conceived development and those who seek power but lackreal accountability to the people." NCCP also stressed that voting should be an "act of faith in practice, not just an act of self-interest.
'Elpidio Quirino's act of faith in humanity' (6/22/16) was about the late president's decision to grant executive clemency to 52 Japanese prisoners of war who had committed war crimes.
"In some ways we also see it as an act of faith that, ultimately, it will become even clearer that medicine plays an important, but relatively small role in ensuring people live well, stay well and die well.
Up to this point, the film has kept us on edge, unsure whether Toller's desire to pick up the mantle of Michael's activism is righteous or irrational, an act of faith or an act of despair.
According to Mustafa Gun, one of the organizers and head coordinator of the event, the festival was inspired by the story of Abraham's act of faith.
He knows that patience, his act of faith, hope and trust will yield a bountiful harvest.
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