The previous bible verse given as Heb 1:1 is incorrect, it is Heb 11:1, also, the translation given was all together incorrect, the most accurate translation, the one closest to the actual original words, in the same prose and context is the KJ bible, the verse is as follows:
Hebrews 11:1 (King James Version)
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
This is quite a bit different from the one the previous poster posted.
This teaches that faith has substance, substance implies energy is explelled, and axpelled energy implies that work was done.
We are not saved by OUR work.
We cannot accept Christ based on OUR faith and OUR beliefe.
Faith and belief are the same word, except one is a nour and one is a verb.
The answer to who’s faith it is that saves, is found in Galation 2:16
Galatians 2:16 (King James Version)
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.
Again, the KJ translation is the most accurate in this case, if you research this particular passage in all the many different translations, you stumble upon a glaring hypocracy in the text.
That is that most bibles will read this verse as “By the faith IN Christ” which is altogether wrong. Because that implies that you can have faith in Christ and be saved, yet we learned that your faith in Christ, is your own, it has substance, and substance implies work, and WE ARE NOT TO TRUST IN ANYTHING WE HAVE DONE FOR OUR SALVATION, DO NOT TRUST YOUR OWN WORKS. If you continue to read this verse, it teaches that a person should not trust in the works they have done. Works do not save you, Baptism is a work, accepting Christ is a work, DO NOT TRUST IN WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO BE SAVED!! That is contrary to the bible teaching.
We know this because faith has substance, so by accepting Christ, you are expelling energy, which is work, by getting baptised, you are expelling energy and accepting Christ and that is work. do not trust in those things as they are all something that you do in order to take a giant step towards your salvation, that is work.
Gal 2:16 teaches that by the faith **OF **Christ. So whos faith is it that has substance and gets you saved, is it your faith, or your belief, no, that has substance, and that is work and we are not availed by the works of flesh. Do not trust in anything you have done, you will be dissapointed. It is by the faith OF Christ in you, that you are reborn a new spiritual being, given a new resurrected soul. Only by the faith of Christ can your stain of original sin be cleansed, by His blood, this is a gift of mercy and grace, thus YOU CANNOT PROCLAIM TO ACCEPT IT!
Ill tell you whate happenes, is faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, and as a result of Christ having faith in you, you begin to produce good works in your life, this is the only way this works. In which case, your mindset is not of a natural man, but of a spiritual man, so these words will make sense.
This fits in nicely with the teaching of election, of those chosen before the foundations of the earth, who were washed by the blood of the Lamb, thus you can imagine that everybody who jumps up and down saying they believ means nothing, many people believe, the whole world has there own idea of God, but we know there is only one true God, and God’s word is given in the bible for those who would seek Him, and faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,
Notice this says, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word. not faith comes by baptism, not faith comes by eucharist, not faith comes by proclomation.
good works are a RESULT… of Christ’s faith in you.
Nobody can know for certian if they are saved, this why we continue to approach God borken and in sack cloth and ashes, that is a picture of humility, meekness, fear and begging for forgivness. Like the publican who smote his breast, like the Ninevites who repented, this is the fault of believing you are saved because of something you did, you lose that reverance, and your living a lie anyway, a true child of God would trust that which he reads in Gods word the bible over any other doctrine, whether it be from a church or a pope. Nobody is justified in amending, modifiying or not letting themselves be corrected for doctrine and reproof in instruction in righteousness.
A true child of God would allow himself to be corrected
2Tim 3:17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
The ultimate authority is Scripture, and is profitable for docrine, for reproof and for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.
God is the author and final authority, not any man, no matter how pious, how reverent, or if he was handed the keys so the gates of hell shall not prevail.
Notice it says that “we build upon the foundation that is jesus Christ, the cornerstone”
that means you let yourself be corrected by your teacher, Jesus Christ, nobody else. Now we are all preachers, a preacher is anybody proclaiming the good news. however don’t be a fool and trust everything you hear,
Be like the faithful Boreans:
Acts 17:11 These were more fair minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and **searched the Scriptures daily **to find out whether these things were so.