Heroes of the Faith

Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014

"By faith in Jesus we are given a present partial participation in a future perfect divine reality."
There are some specialized chapters in Scripture, such as the "love" chapter (1 Cor. 13), the "godly woman" chapter (Prov. 31), and the "resurrection" chapter (1 Cor. 15). But the best known is Hebrews 11, the "faith" chapter. One of the challenges to a right understanding of Hebrews 11 is our temptation to extricate it from its context and interpret it as if it stood alone, as if it really were the "faith" chapter. But Hebrews 11 is not an independent treatise on faith. It is one piece of a sustained argument woven into the ...

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