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Old 01-28-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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Bible doctrine originates from the word of God. All that I post on this forum is Biblical. I am not going to quibble about the meaning of 'orthodox'. I am well aware that certain doctrines contained in the word of God got buried or lost during the dark ages. With the reformation these doctrines began to be recovered.

As for the eternal security of the believer, the Bible is absolutey clear on that matter.
Of course most doctrines originate from some aspect of scripture. Otherwise who would believe it? But not all doctrine is "scriptural" or remains true to scripture over time.

And yes, we both agree that those born of the Spirit are secure in Christ. However, your concept (if I recall correctly) of how that security is implemented and maintained is somewhat different than how it is presented within the Protestant reformed faith. That's all I was telling you.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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Man cannot have a true faith in god without spiritual understanding. And who is responsible for granting this understanding? God....via the holy spirit. Those who are dead in sin are not able to understand as they are "spiritually discerned."

Rom 3:10-12 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

1 Cor 2:14 ”But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life

Jesus died for the "believers". And who exactly are the believers? Those whom god has chosen to grant belief/understanding to.

Acts 13:48 As the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of God. As many as were appointed to eternal life, believed.

Galatians 3:22 But the Scriptures imprisoned all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

Philippians 1:29 Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf

John 10:26
But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

Romans 9:11 For being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls,

Rom. 8:30, "and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified."

27"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

Hebrews 9:15 (New International Version)
15For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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God Word says every man is given a measure of Faith...It is a gift of God....It comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God....The seeds of Faith are planted when we hear the Gospel but that's only the beginning....Will those seeds take root???...(Read Jesus Parable)...Saving Faith is the faith that comes when we are Born Again...Having heard the Gospel we must make a "sincere humble decision"... we humbly repent of sin recognizing our spiritual depravity..Turning to Jesus Christ and trusting fully in God for our Salvation...and each day take up our cross and follow Him.....
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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God Word says every man is given a measure of Faith...It is a gift of God....It comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God....The seeds of Faith are planted when we hear the Gospel but that's only the beginning....Will those seeds take root???...(Read Jesus Parable)...Saving Faith is the faith that comes when we are Born Again...Having heard the Gospel we must make a "sincere humble decision"... we humbly repent of sin recognizing our spiritual depravity..Turning to Jesus Christ and trusting fully in God for our Salvation...and each day take up our cross and follow Him.....

John 8:47 " He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God

“And He said, ‘To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest I speak in parables, that ‘Seeing they may not see and hearing they may not understand.’” (Luke 8: 9 -10).

"But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable. And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, so that Seeing they may see and not perceive, And hearing they may hear and not understand; Lest they should turn And their sins be forgiven them.’” (
Mark 4: 10 - 12

‘He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, lest they should see with their eyes, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn so that I would heal them.’” (
Jn 12: 37- 40).
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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Default Faith Is All The Bible----Romans 10:17

We can get into it about :

No faith
Little faith
Great faith
Full faith

All depend on the situation for all of us.

(1) Measure of faith with a tribulaton or test.
(2) Measure of faith with a spiritual gift.
--this also called the measure of grace
in Romans 6:2 or so.

Faith with every situation is not as important as faith with all the bible
to live out-----Matthew 4:4 or Luke 4:4.

The faith with all the bible to live out makes you a John 8:31 disciple for
SURE ONLY !!!!

To clarify this as sound doctrine we can mess with Matthew 7:21-23.

Modern theology wants to make gifts the real faith doctrine today in
error-----Romans 11:29.

It's no wonder the doctrine on grace is esteemed over the doctrine on
repentance------Romans 6:1 and Romans 6:15.

Modern theology says the real life is in faith with every situation rather then faith to live out all the bible today----John 5:39.

They say Christians are failures too much to center on this type of faith in God today----John 8:31 and John 8:44.

They say let grace bail you out only to get your reward---John 8:32.

They say repentance is not great enough to get God's attention with
grace on us-----1 John 1:9 and John 8:44.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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God Word says every man is given a measure of Faith...
I covered what that means in part 3 of the first post. It is not referring to saving faith.


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It is a gift of God....It comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God....The seeds of Faith are planted when we hear the Gospel but that's only the beginning....Will those seeds take root???...(Read Jesus Parable)...Saving Faith is the faith that comes when we are Born Again...Having heard the Gospel we must make a "sincere humble decision"... we humbly repent of sin recognizing our spiritual depravity..Turning to Jesus Christ and trusting fully in God for our Salvation...and each day take up our cross and follow Him.....
No. Saving faith is what RESULTS in being born again. Faith precedes regeneration. One hears the gospel and as a result has faith in Christ. That faith comes from you. That faith in Christ results in salvation. God does not do the believing for you. God does not exercise faith on your behalf. You must evaluate the facts which are presented to you in the gospel under the common grace ministry of the Holy Spirit and believe them.

You are also confusing salvation with the spiritual life after salvation. Eternal life results from one moment of faith in Jesus Christ. Picking up your cross and following Jesus has to do with the spiritual life after salvation. It has nothing to do with eternal salvation itself.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:27 PM
 
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Man cannot have a true faith in god without spiritual understanding. And who is responsible for granting this understanding? God....via the holy spirit. Those who are dead in sin are not able to understand as they are "spiritually discerned."

Rom 3:10-12 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

1 Cor 2:14 ”But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”


It is the common grace ministry of the Holy Spirit which makes the gospel understandable to the unbeliever. John 16:8-11

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life
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Jesus died for the "believers". And who exactly are the believers? Those whom god has chosen to grant belief/understanding to.


Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world. Not just for believers. But only those who believe in Christ are saved. Jesus removed sin as an issue in salvation. The issue in salvation is personal faith in Christ.


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But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.


When Jesus said that they were not His sheep, all that He meant was that because of their pride and their determination not to believe, they would not come to Him. Eternal salvation is offered to ALL. But people can and do refuse to come to Christ. No one is prevented from coming to Christ if they but will.

John 5:40 'and YOU are unwilling to come to Me, that you may have life.

Acts 7:51 ''You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit...


No one is prevented by God from coming to Him. Those who don't believe in Christ, refuse to come to Him. They resist the Holy Spirit. They resist the call of the gospel (2 Thess 2:14).


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Romans 9:11 For being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls,

Rom. 8:30, "and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified."


Predestination does not refer to being saved. Predestination refers to what those who have believed in Christ of their own free will in response to the gospel are predestined to. For example, believers are predestined to become conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.

No one is predestined to be saved, and no one is predestined to spend eternity in the lake of fire. Predestination again refers to what believers are predestined to. Not to who will be saved.


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27"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

Hebrews 9:15 (New International Version)
15For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.[/indent]
Those who are called in Hebrews 9:15 refers to the ''heirs'' of the new covenant. The ''called'' as used by the writer of Hebrews as well as by Paul, Jude, and John, refers to those who have heard the Gospel and then responded by exercising saving faith. 2 Thess 2:14 ''And it was for this He called you through our Gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord.''

Everyone is able to respond to the call of the Gospel, if only they will.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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There is a difference of opinion on whether faith comes from the believer, or if it comes from God. There need be no confusion on the matter. It is simply a matter of understanding how faith is used in the Bible.

The word translated as faith is the Greek word Pistis and means ''persuade, be persuaded'' – properly, persuasion (be persuaded, come to trust); faith.

Pistis is used in different ways in the Bible.

1) Pistis is used for our personal saving faith which comes from us in response to what God has revealed about Himself in the Gospel.

2) Pistis is used for;
A. 'The faith' - the Christian faith - Christianity
B. The Gospel
This faith comes from God. Jesus Christ is the author of (not our faith) but the faith - the Gospel.

3) Pistis is used for the measure of faith mentioned in Rom 12:3 The measure of faith which would enable one to exercise spiritual gifts. Rom 12:4-8 shows that this is Paul's meaning. It is not the ordinary personal faith in Christ which results in eternal salvation that is in view here, but rather the extraordinary faith, which was accompanied in the first century by supernatural gifts, that is meant. This faith came from God.



1) Personal saving faith. The faith which saves is non-meritorious and is a response to what has been revealed in the Gospel with regard to Jesus Christ and what He accomplished at the Cross.

Many people erroniously think that Ephesians 2:8 says that personal faith comes from God. It does not say that.

Ephesians 2:8 'For by grace you have been saved through faith (pisteos - Genitive Singular Feminine), and this (touto - Nominative Singular Neuter) is not of yourselves, it is the gift (doron - Nominative Singular Neuter) of God;

Pisteos - Faith, is in the Genitive Singular Feminine while the word 'this' is in the Nominative Singular Neuter. Therefore, the rules of Greek grammar forbid the word 'this' from refering to the word 'faith'. The word 'this' is referring to the word 'gift' which is also in the Nominative Singular Neuter. It is salvation which is a gift from God. Here is what Acts 11:17 says. ''If God therefore gave to them the same gift (referring to the baptism of the Holy Spirit which occurs at the moment of salvation) as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?'' As is seen in that passage, the gift of salvation is given after believing; after expressing personal non-meritorious faith in the object of salvation which is Jesus Christ. In Ephesians 2, prior to verse 8 the subject is salvation, not faith. Please refer to the following site for more information concerning Ephesians 2:8. WHAT IS THE

Romans 10:17 states the following. 'So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.' Personal saving faith results from hearing the Gospel message which reveals who Jesus Christ is and what He did at the Cross to provide salvation. The means of receiving the offer of the gift of salvation is through an act of non-meritorious faith directed toward the object of salvation which is Jesus Christ.

It is no different than a child learning that he can trust his parents because they have shown the child that they are trustworthy. Therefore, the child has faith in his parents.

Luke 7:50 'And He (Jesus) said to the woman, ''Your faith has saved you; go in peace.'' The woman's personal faith was directed toward Jesus and therefore she was saved. She trusted Jesus to save her, and as a result, she was saved.




2) Pistis used for 'The faith - the Christian faith; the Gospel.

Compare Acts 13:7 with verse 8. 'who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. 8] But Elymas the magician (for thus his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith (tes pisteos). In this passage, 'the faith' is a reference to the word of God with reference to the Gospel.

Galatians 1:23 'but only, they kept hearing, ''He (Paul) who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith (ten pistin) which he once tried to destroy.'' In this passage 'the faith' refers to the gospel, and to the word of God in general - the Christian faith.

Philippians 1:25 'And convinced of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith (tes pisteos).' Here 'the faith' of which Paul speaks is the Christian faith - Christianity.

Jude 3 'Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealling that you contend earnestly for the faith (te pistei) which was once for all delivered to the saints. Here, 'the faith' refers to the Christian faith, the gospel, Bible doctrine.

Titus 1:13 'This testimony is true. For this cause reprove them severely that they may be sound in the faith (te pistei), 14] not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.' Here, 'the faith' refers to the Christian faith - Christianity - Bible doctrine - the truth.

Hebrews 12:2 is not 'our faith' as it has been translated in some Bibles. Actually the NASB simply says 'the author and perfecter of faith. There is no word in the Greek of this passage to warrant the use of the word 'our'. The Greek says 'tes pisteos. Tes actually means 'the', but has been translated as 'of' in this passage. Saving faith comes from us and not from God, so Jesus is not the author of the personal faith expressed toward Jesus which results in eternal salvation, but He is the author of eternal salvation itself. And he is the author of the faith - the Gospel. However, Heb 12:1 speaks of 'running the race which is set before us' which refers to the Christian life after salvation.

The Peoples New Testament says the following.

The author and finisher of [our] faith. Not our faith, but the faith in the Greek. The Gospel, which rests upon faith, is meant rather than the individual faith of the saint. Jesus is its author and perfected it. He is the exemplar of all who live by faith. Hence we should look to him.
Hebrews 12 People's New Testament

Hebrews 12:2 'fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith (tes pisteos), who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.




3) Pistis is used for the measure of faith mentioned in Rom 12:3

Romans 12:3 'For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.

Obviously, this does not refer to personal saving faith. Paul is speaking to believers. Not to unbelievers. It is clear that not everyone has faith in Jesus Christ.

The measure of faith refers to the faith which would enable one to exercise spiritual gifts. Rom 12:4-8 shows that this is Paul's meaning. It is not the ordinary personal faith directed toward Jesus Christ which results in eternal salvation which is in view here, but rather the extraordinary faith, which was accompanied in the first century by supernatural gifts, that is meant. This faith came from God.

The only faith that exists is what God gives his saints, prophets and Jesus after he revealed himself to us. There's no such thing as faith in God without knowing who he is. That is called wishful thinking or hope, not faith. Faith is knowing the God that no one can see. The whole religion of Christianity is without faith because no Christian has ever known the true God. They have hope in a God by reading the scriptures and then imagining who or what he is. But this is not faith.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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The only faith that exists is what God gives his saints, prophets and Jesus after he revealed himself to us. There's no such thing as faith in God without knowing who he is. That is called wishful thinking or hope, not faith. Faith is knowing the God that no one can see. The whole religion of Christianity is without faith because no Christian has ever known the true God. They have hope in a God by reading the scriptures and then imagining who or what he is. But this is not faith.
It is through God's written word under the filling of the Holy Spirit that knowledge of God is obtained. Hope as used in the word of God refers to confidence. Confidence in God based on knowing who God is.

God gives man the ability to learn and relate to the world by means of the systems of empiricism, rationalism, and faith. Faith is a non-meritorious system of perception. God does not do the believing for you. God does not manufacture faith for you. You are responsible to exercise faith in Christ in response to the gospel message. God doesn't exercise it for you. The faith response comes from you. Not from God.

The word translated as 'faith' is pistis. Pistis as used for saving faith, comes from you in response to the gospel. Pistis is also used for the Gospel itself which comes from God and is referred to as 'The faith', in contrast to personal faith expressed toward Christ in response to the gospel. See post #1.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:11 AM
 
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Faith is from Christ to the elect

Acts 26:18

18To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

This is a astounding message from Jesus to paul, in that Jesus is saying that faith is that which is in him..

Notice he says not " and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith in me, but by faith that is in me..

That is into the sphere of him..Faith is from Christ and of Christ.

This is why we have verses that phrase faith as the faith of christ..notice:

Rom 3:22

22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:


Gal 2:16

16Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.



Gal 3:22

22But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

The elect receive faith to believe in him, because of His Faith and Faithfulness to the covenant engagements of the everlasting covenant..



Notice Heb 2:10-13

10For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

11For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

12Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

13And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.


vs 13 is very revealing, in that it shows that Christ trusted in the Father, that he would raise him from the dead, and it reveals, that those for whom he would die for, [ the children or seed] would also trust as well..

All those given to Christ, entrusted to him, will eventually believe or trust in their salvation news..

Look at Eph 1:12-14

12That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

What do we see here ? vs 12, that those who first trusted in Christ, was to his glory..

This refers back to Heb 2:13

13And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

Now in Eph 1:12 it refers to the apostles or Christ ordained messengers as those to Christ glory first trusted..

And this was before he died and rose again, did they trust in him, but nevertheless it was still a result of his God Man Mediatorial glory he always had before the world began Jn 17:5-6

5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept[ trusted] thy word.

But paul goes on to say to the chosen Ephesian believers, that they also are to the praise of Christ Mediatorial glory, because after they heard the gospel of their salvation, they too trusted and trusting is believing as we see from the second portion of Eph 1:13

13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

So the trusting culminating in believing, is to the praise of his glory, that is Jesus Christ Glory..

The elect trust and believe as a result of His glory He achieved after his death, burial, and resurrection..This is when he entered back into His glory he had before the world began..


Lk 24:26

26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

Faith or believing in Christ is a result and the fruit of his death and entering into His glory..

Notice Jn 12:23-32

23And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

24Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

25He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

26If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

27Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

28Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

29The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.

30Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.

31Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

32And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.


The fruit of Christ death, is to draw all men [ not just jews] to believe in him..

So as a result of the Death Burial and Resurrection of Christ, as an aspect of His Glory, He allots faith from him, to the elect.

2 Pet 1:1

1Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

Faith to know you are saved comes from the Mediatorial Glory of the Saviour..

He is our Saviour because he saved you..makes sense right ?

This Faith is given to the elect, so its termed the Faith of Gods elect..

Titus 1:1

1Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;


It was also the Faith of Christ as He also was Gods Elect..

Isa 42:1

1Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

Again this alludes back to Heb 2:13,

13And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

The faith of the elect one Christ, begets faith into the elect, the children given him in election...

Jesus Christ is the means and source of our faith, thats why its termed Eph 2:
8

8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Jesus Christ is Gods Gift to the elect, they are saved through and by him, and He gives them faith as a result..

Notice as well, Jn 3:17

17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Notice here in Jn 3:17 the world will be saved through Him Jesus Christ..

Eph 2 terms it saved by grace through faith

That is through Jesus Christ as Jn 3:17

This is because Christ is called faith in one verse Gal 3:23

23But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.



That is faith [ Jesus Christ] came to reveal His Salvation to His people..

This is what John the baptist father meant in Lk 1:67-77

67And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,

68Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,

69And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;

70As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

71That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;

72To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

73The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,

74That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

75In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

76And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

77To give knowledge [or Faith] of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,

Amen, Jesus Christ reveals salvation to the elect, by faith, His faith, faith that is in him..



Remission of sins, is because our sins have been propitiated, He is our propitiation and he gives us knowledge to know this blessed truth in the gospel..

So Faith is from Christ to His elect..to cause them to believe in Him for His Glory..
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