Faith to believe on Christ !

beloved57

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Christ the author of our Faith !

Heb 12:2

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

This is a broad statement, inclusive of the fact that He is the cause of our Faith. The word author means: Originator, the inaugurator, leader, pioneer, forerunner. The word is translated differently in Heb 2:10

10 For 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.

Jesus is the author of faith, the originator, the inaugurator, the source, and the cause of Faith. The natural man has no faith ability Jn 6:44.

Christ is the cause of Faith in all the spiritual seed of Abraham, and its He that causes Abraham to have a believing seed Gal 3:7

7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

Abraham could not produce a believing seed, no more than he could produce a believing Isaac, so its Christ that produces the Abrahamic believing seed, He is the source of their faith, true to Gods promise.

We dont have Faith of ourselves, Eph 2:8, the Faith by which we are saved[converted] we received from Our Saviour 2 Pet 1:1

Simon 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:
 

beloved57

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The Believers Faith is the fruit of the New Birth, the renewing of the Spirit 2 Thess 2:13

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

Titus 3:5-6

5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

Notice, Jesus Christ as Saviour will shed the Holy Ghost on them He saves, causing their regeneration and renewal.

Hes not our Saviour if He doesnt do that for us. And Faith is the result, fruit of that.
 
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