Q. Please explain Mark 11:22-24 as it applies to the Christian today. I know that we cannot literally move mountains by faith, so what does this mean?
22 And Jesus *answered saying to them, “Have faith in God.
23 “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.
Come to Prescott and you will see that “faith” can move mountains. The new mall in Prescott was built after men literally moved a mountain.
Jesus is NOT saying that a man with sufficient faith could literally move a mountain. Verse 23 is a proverbial form of speech which first Century Jews would have easily understood. This passage simple means that anyone with proper and sound faith in God will be able to overcome all the earthly trials and obstacles no matter how difficult.