Romans 10:17 - So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
God's method of salvation is through hearing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is in hearing that "faith" is produced in the heart of man and salvation takes place for without faith it is impossible to please God and receive salvation.
Yes, it is through what man considers to be foolishness (Gospel) is what God uses to save humanity from sin.
1 Corinthians 1:18- For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
The Apostle Paul driving home point today is that “the only source of saving faith is in the preached message of the Gospel alone.”
Faith comes as a "GIFT" from God alone by faith to humanity. It is by faith in God's atoning work on our behalf through Christ alone where we obtain this "GIFT".
No, faith is not obtained through your good works. Good works is the evidence of our salvation. Faith and works go hand in hand. Faith without works is dead.
Let's listen to Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
If you have convinced yourself that your works are the means of saving grace for you, I regret to inform you that your labor is in vain.
Faith is a supernatural gift from God. Have you accepted God's gift of faith on today?
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Apart from faith there is no salvation.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God alone.