Faith, or belief, is required so that we can see past this world of death and its poisonous treasures into the kingdom of our God and his eternal habitations, where we shall live forever, cleansed by the water and the blood and witnessed by the Spirit, who is the law and greatest commandment. But from where does this faith, this belief, come? How are we saved? By grace. Grace–divine assistance–is how we are saved. Every good and perfect gift comes down, through grace, from our Father of Lights, with whom there is no shadow of turning. He is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. He loves us more than we know, or maybe ever shall know, but we must be transformed by the renewing of our minds, so that we can prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God for our lives and for the whole world.