Acts 10:43…”All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” Faith has reference to a testimony, and the Christian faith is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, on the testimony given by them. What must be believed is that we are all accountable to Christ as our Judge; so every one must seek his favor, and to have him as our Lord. If we believe in him, we will be justified by him as our righteousness. The forgiveness of sins lays a foundation for joy, because we don’t need anything else. If sin is pardoned, all is well, and will end well forever.