What is the difference, if any, between faith and hope? Can you define them?

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  1. BrokenDreamer profile image60
    BrokenDreamerposted 8 years ago

    What is the difference, if any, between faith and hope? Can you define them?

    Are hope and faith the same thing? Is there any way to define them without using the other one?

  2. profile image0
    elijah77posted 8 years ago

    hope is what we want and everyone wants dont you? faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.......blessings

  3. msorensson profile image74
    msorenssonposted 8 years ago

    Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. It is my favorite definition of faith. Against all seemingly plausible probabilities, you expect it to happen, whatever it is. Hope is the positive expectation of that which by logic seem improbable. When you hope, you are following logic. When you have faith, you totally override logic.

  4. Mekenzie profile image79
    Mekenzieposted 8 years ago

    I'll take a stab at it.  smile
    Faith means that you believe in something or someone though you cannot see it or the person.  Like having Faith that air is present .. though we cannot see it or even feel it at times.  It is a knowing, not just thinking maybe, that it is true.  In the Biblical sense, without Faith (In His Son) it is impossible to please God.

    Hope in the Biblical sense is not a wish ... it is a sure thing!  As a believer in Jesus our hope is in what Jesus did for us on the cross .. He gave His life that we might live eternally.  Our hope is in Jesus life, death and resurrection.  It is being certain of the hope of eternal life which Jesus provided by dying (in our place, paying the penalty for sin) on the cross.  Our Hope is fulfilled through Jesus and His provision of  forgiveness and the sure hope of Heaven.  Because He lives we also live.  Without hope it is impossible to see God.

  5. Nomascus concolor profile image61
    Nomascus concolorposted 8 years ago

    Faith has a religious connotation, wherease hope does not. They are completly different things to me. Faith is a belief, hope is looking forward with expectations.

  6. flashmakeit profile image59
    flashmakeitposted 8 years ago

    Hope is a wish or desire for something.  Faith is loyalty and trust.

  7. ramesh kavdia profile image61
    ramesh kavdiaposted 8 years ago

    Faith means you are sure and have trust from your side, hope means you are not sure just waiting or expecting that this thing may happen.

  8. edhan profile image46
    edhanposted 8 years ago

    I have faith in whatever I am doing and success follows.

    As for hope, I am always hoping for the best to all the people I care about that they will have a better lives.

    Hope to me is a wish that things will go the way I want for others. As for faith, it is me that have the strength to do things and succeed.

  9. cleaner3 profile image81
    cleaner3posted 8 years ago

    I am a simple man .
    All I do is try the best I can
    all the other answers
    they show the way
    they are very logical.
    I can only say
    I have faith that my poetry
    will come out the right way
    I hope that you will like my poem
    and that it will make you smile
    and take away your blue
    for Dreamer this is poetry for you.

  10. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 8 years ago

    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

    So that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.(Titus 3:7)

    Christians speak of the "blessed hope," the promise of Christ's return. We have faith that what God says is true. We believe.

    Faith is a conscious choice; hope is a state of countenance.

  11. raquelpier profile image67
    raquelpierposted 8 years ago

    Where my faith falters at times, my hope kicks in. I am only human, in other words, I am wrong more than I am right. Thus, if I have doubts or misgivings about my faith, hope won’t allow me to give in or give up. read more

  12. feenix profile image60
    feenixposted 8 years ago

    Hope is wishing that everything will be okay. Faith is knowing that everything will be okay.

  13. Charlu profile image81
    Charluposted 8 years ago

    Faith is knowing, without a doubt (very difficult for some) that something will happen it's just a question of when, and the true definition of trust.

    Hope is unfortunately a wishy washy dream or sometimes a goal that is really stretching the limits.   I think we all do a lot of hoping when the odds are really stacked against that which we are hoping for, whether it be someone who is very ill or winning the lotto..


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