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.
It is a sacrament; for it is an act of faith and it is a food.
Self-confidence has become an autonomous industry and an act of faith that cannot be abandoned under any circumstance and for any reason, for we are living in a transition period in the region and our priority is to maintain stability until the regional picture is clear," Machnouk concluded.
In the meantime, I will always be thankful that I made the choice that day to be a part of an unconditional act of faith.
Finally, in this Christmas issue, Eric Friesen reminds us that, for the vast majority of migrants, the journey is a great act of faith.
The act of faith stands at the beginning of all theology.
Summary: Some 2 million Muslims from around the world gathered Friday at a desert hill near Mecca in Saudi Arabia in an act of faith and repentance during the climactic emotional and spiritual moment of the annual hajj pilgrimage.
But the takeover is an act of faith and it has placed confidence and a value on the skills and abilities of a Scottish workforce.
This is definitely an act of faith, because, at the time, the ground is lying under about 5 feet of snow.
The tomb without the body inside it leads us to an act of faith "He is risen
The former Conservative Cabinet minister adds that supporting HS2 is as much an act of faith as a reliance on figures, and that the UK "must consider carefully the cost of not acting" over HS2.
Led by the Archbishop of Birmingham, many parishes, members of religious communities, school groups and youth were present for a public act of faith.