the faith of
Originally Posted by Butch5
is found 4x in the Greek and is why the kjb translators correctly stuck to the text these 4x. It does not mean "in" it means "of" -feminine and neutered in all their changes which is a result (of) not a cause (in).
ὁ, ἡ, τό
ho hē to
ho, hay, to
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom): - the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Rev 13:10 is of the saints not God so is not applicable to the discussion.
Phi 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Rev 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
The other times the kjb translators used of and not in it is because the context demanded the faith to be of God not man.
Here's how I explained it in another thread......
See the verse in question?
See the red colored word "of
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
The phrase is "the faith of the Son of God".
We live by "the faith of the Son of God".
Well how can His faith be ours? It can't. That's not what that means. What it means is this.....
His faith never failed. He was righteous. The sinless sacrificial Lamb of God.
His faith we were baptized by the Spirit into His body, and therefore "In Him". So....
His faith we were crucified when He was crucified.
His faith we were buried when He was buried.
His faith we were raised when He was raised.
His faith we....
have all things pertaining to life and godliness
are justified sanctified redeemed and glorified
He said I am....I am...
"I AM the resurrection and the life!"
He did it all. (grace)
He gave it all. (grace)
He did what we couldn't do. How dare we say we do, not only what only He could do, but what only He did then gave to us freely (grace). We don't crucify anything. We just believe in the position ("in Christ") given to us and when we do we experience the life given to us by "the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." (grace)