With out question the Bible does make “faith” an important pre-requisite for salvation, and coming into a relationship with Jesus Christ. But sadly, far too many people today are subtracting from faith, reducing it, watering it down and making it less than what the Bible says it is and must be in order for a person to be genuinely right with God. I have spent a number of weeks in I Thessalonians chapter one on this subject. What does a Christ Christian look like?
When the testimony of people about their "faith" is heard, you must understand from what point of view they are coming from.