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"In this world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer I have overcome the world." Jhn 16:33. "... thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God" Mt. 16:16. The Bible says that our faith (which cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God-Rom. 10:17) is the victory that overcomes the world in 1Jhn. 5:4 and in verse 5 of the same chapter we are made to understand that our faith is that Jesus is the Son of God or that He is the Christ, the Son of the living God (if you compare Mt.16 :16 with 1Jhn. 5:1,4-5 and also Jhn. 1: 12,13)
The question then becomes, how is our faith the victory that overcomes the world? Or rather, how does our faith function as the victory that overcomes the world? we turn to Mt. 16: 15,16.
In the above verses, Jesus asks His disciples who they believed Him to be or who He was and Peter replied that He is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus' response to Peter's answer is that God had revealed it to him (Peter) and that…