Dr. Gary Bell
Trust is not the same as faith. Actually, these two words are different from each other and are used in different contexts. A lot of people believe that these two words mean the same thing. Faith is more commonly used in a spiritual context while trust is an important concept in relationships. These two concepts go hand in hand and often refer to believing in something.
In terms of relationships, faith leads to trust. All conflict is based on a trust issue. Therefore, to gain trust one must ask for faith. You can love someone and not trust them. When trust is built, love grows and is sustained by one’s will.
Trust has a deeper meaning when it comes to using it in relationships. Trust would actually mean that a person places complete confidence in another person. The person believes that the person he/she is trusting will not harm him in any way and will always be loyal to him.
Faith is more commonly used in a spiritual context. It is considered as an allegiance, duty or loyalty to one person or being. It can also refer to believing in something, even if no proof exists. For example, you may have complete faith in God although you have not seen him.
Faith does not have any scientific base. Faith comes from our belief system and is therefore permanent. Trust does not come from our belief system. Trust is built through our relationship with someone we build over a period of time and is therefore not permanent.
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