8 In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked. 9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed 10 and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.
doesn’t it strike you as a supernatural that a man lame from birth-he had never taken a step in his life-would have faith to be healed? in fact, when paul tells him to stand up on his feet, he jumped up and walked!
NIV: Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
NLT: So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.
KJV: So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?