To the Extent That We Turn Our Backs on Evils Because They Are Sins, We Have Faith and Are Spiritual (Continued)

There are many things that seem to require faith only, such as the existence of God, the Lord who is God being our Redeemer and Savior, the reality of heaven abd hell, life after death, and any number of other issues. We describe them not as things to be done but as things to be beilved. Yet even these matters of faith are dead if we are focused on what is evil, but alive if we are focused on what is good.

This is because when we are focused on what is good we not only behave well because of our will but also think well because of our understanding; this not only in front of others, in public, but also in our own sight, when we are alone. It is different when we are focused on what is evil.

from Life/Faith (New Century Edition), Section 47

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