John UK wrote: For instance, you keep repeating that "faith is the gift of God", but there is very little scripture
Saving faith comes only from God. It is not a faculty possessed by man. There are many who think they have faith but do not, for example Roman Catholics, JW's, Liberals and Arminians. Yet they are quite convinced by sin that they have faith and are saved. Jesus refers to people such as these in Matthew 7:21-23. This is the reason why so many false churches exist today.
WCF 14/1 The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls,a is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts,b and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the Word;c by which also, and by the administration of the sacraments and prayer, it is increased and strengthened.d a. Heb 10:39. â€¢ b. Eph 1:17-19; 2:8; 2 Cor 4:13. â€¢ c. Rom 10:14, 17. â€¢ d. Luke 17:5; Acts 20:32; Rom 1:16-17; 4:11; 1 Pet 2:2.