Today, we hear the word "faith" used in a myriad of ways. "Faith" is placed in the stock market. Spiritual practices of any kind are called "faiths". Dr. Alvin J. Schmidt argues that this use of the word would be entirely unfamiliar to the New Testament Christians. For them and in the entirety of the New Testament Scriptures, faith is an exclusively Christian word, implying true knowledge of and trust in the incarnate Christ.
As Dr. Schmidt writes, we need to aspire to being people of THE faith. Not just any will do. In Faith Misused, you’ll find his case for a Christian reclaiming of the word “faith” from its ambiguous modern uses.