Saturday, September 17, 2016

"FAITH OF JESUS" (Jesus' faith) VS "FAITH IN JESUS"

INTRODUCTION
The focus of this study is to list passages where "faith of Jesus" is used and to understand the difference between that and "faith in Jesus", as the two are not the same. The main text used below is the King James Clarified version (http://studybible.info/KJC), which is the King James Version without the archaic words. Each passage was cross-referenced in the King James Version, the New King James Version and the World English Bible (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=&version=KJV;NKJV;WEB). Each passage is followed by a link to the Interlinear Greek bible (http://biblehub.com/interlinear) where individual words can be clicked through to find the definition in the concordance. Example: the word "faith" matches Strong's number 4102. When you click on 4102 (http://biblehub.com/greek/4102.htm), it gives the definitions, different forms of the Greek word and the number of occurrences of the word in the original text. Concordance lookups may be more easily done on Blue Letter Bible (ex: https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?t=kjv&strongs=g4102), where it shows in addition to the definitions, a full-text listing of all the verses where the word occurs.

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Revelation 14:12
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and THE FAITH OF JESUS.
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/revelation/14-12.htm

James 2:1
My brethren, do not have THE FAITH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons (partiality).
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/james/2-1.htm

Philippians 3:8-11
8 Yes most certainly, and I count all things as loss (worthless) for the excellency (surpassing worth/value) of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them as dung, that I may gain Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is THROUGH THE FAITH OF CHRIST, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/philippians/3-9.htm

Warning: some versions read "through faith in Christ"

Ephesians 3:8-12
8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence BY THE FAITH OF HIM.
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/ephesians/3-12.htm

Warning: some versions read "through our faith in him"

Galatians 3:22
But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise BY FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST might be given to them that believe.
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/galatians/3-22.htm

Warning: some versions read "by faith in Jesus Christ"

Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives 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.
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/galatians/2-20.htm

Warning: some versions read "by faith in the Son of God"

Galatians 2:15-16
15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, 16 Knowing 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.
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/galatians/2-16.htm

Compare with "believe in" (in/on is the Greek word "eis" - G1519):
John 3:16
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/john/3-16.htm
John 16:9
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/john/16-9.htm

[We need to believe in Jesus and have the faith of Jesus: it's the faith that was once delivered to the saints, that we must earnestly contend for (Jude 1:3). It's the (same) faith Jesus wondered if He would find on the earth at his coming: "when the Son of Man comes, will He find (*the) faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8)
*Most translations do not have the (*the) before the word 'faith' in this Luke verse, but it's in the original (http://biblehub.com/interlinear/luke/18-8.htm). It's a precise (kind of) faith that Jesus was talking about.]

Romans 3:21-22
21 But now the righteousness of God outside the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is BY FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST unto all and upon all them that believe
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/romans/3-22.htm

Warning: some versions read "by faith in Jesus Christ"

Compare with "faith of Abraham" (Abraham's faith):
Romans 4:12
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/romans/4-12.htm
Romans 4:16
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/romans/4-16.htm

Compare again:
"obedience of Christ" (Christ's obedience) is written in a similar way as "faith of Christ"...
2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/2_corinthians/10-5.htm

Remark: While the KJV text is here contrasted with modern versions in the passages presented for this study, this is not to infer that it is itself a perfect translation. The Holy Spirit is given to preserve the Word of God and lead into all truth (Acts 5:32; John 16:13) those who repent when they hear the Gospel, whether they could afford a particular bible or not. Let this be a warning to not make an idol of a bible version, but to be seeking God always and remain with a humble and teachable spirit.

____________ REMINDERS ____________
Jesus as a servant Himself of the Father...
Philippians 2:5-11
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Word for his disciples...
Luke 6:40
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect* shall be as his master.
*complete/fully-trained/made to be as one ought to be

Matthew 28:18
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority is given to me in heaven and in earth.

John 6:56
He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

John 15:4-5
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine; no more can you, unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.

1 John 4:4
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.

1 John 2:6
He that says he abides in Him ought himself also so to walk, just as He walked.

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