Hebr 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Luke 7:50 - And he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace. Matt 7:17 - And Jesus answered, O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Eph 2:8 - For by grace you have been saved through faith Biblical definition of faith Hebr 11:1 - Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hard question, thought about it for quite some time and could not find a satisfying answer. Why is faith so important for God? We are here for some 70-80 years without seeing God which is est. 0,00000000000000000000......00000000000000000000001% of the time we will be aware of God in all eternity. Faith no longer needed, we will live in a new reality, the reality of knowing. So why this temporarily need to believe (conviction) in the unseen (Hebr 11:1) for only a fraction of eternity, our stay on earth? Why would it matter to God when people who do not believe in Him during that fraction of eternity (those 70-80 years) when eventually 999999999999999999999999999999.....999999999999% of their existence they will believe in Him? Meaning, there must be a very good reason why God insists on faith, the conviction of things not seen. It's so important that even a person's final destination depends on it. So far I came up only with: That faith will be always necessary and essential even in afterlife. Please extend my horizon.