“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” (Psalm 118:17)
To say that faith is similar with religion is like saying that a penguin is similar with octopus. “ Mr. Penguin” is a bird while “monsieur Octopus” is a cephalopod mollusk.
Faith gives wings and exalts people on high heights where we can get divine dreams.
Faith comes from above and can dive with us in deep “waters”, and if we stick with it (faith) we will not sink (die) but we’ll experience victory (life) which will enable us to testify about its power.
Faith has in itself the ability not only to save people from deep “waters”, but to make us fly and to surf great “waves”.
If faith’s power and its ability are missing then we’re not talking about penguin but octopus which never knows or experience heights except if a penguin will speak about it. Even so, faith is not what heard from others (that’s a challenge or a testimony) but what we personally experience with God.
That’s why salvation is personal, so is the relationship with God.
Have a blessed week!