Faith is not really as elusive as it seems. In fact, we don't have a faith problem; we have a knowledge problem. Second Peter 1:3 says, "According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue." Certainly, faith is one of the things that it takes to live a godly life, so faith is based on knowledge. This is the point that was being made in Romans 10:17, which says, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." True knowledge of God's Word produces faith, while ignorance of God's Word inhibits faith.