This is something that is kind of driving me bonkers. This term is used often by the Apostle Paul, and in 1Timothy I wrote down these scriptures as I was reading it. Does the word faith have more than one meaning? I know in Hebrews 11:1 it say "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."
I guess tho I'm wondering if sometimes that word isnt used in place our our 'religion'. Like in our times it is said, 'People of faiths', meaning different religions.
1 Timothy 1:4 '...nor to pay attention to myths and endless geanealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.'
1:14 'and the grace of our Lord Jesus was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.'
1:19 ''keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.
2:7 (this one really gets me) 'For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying)as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
3:13For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. (well what other faith is their but one in Christ Jesus? Other religions arent even sure of what happens to them).
2 Timothy2:22 'Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteiousness, faith, love and peace...' How do you pursue faith? Isnt that like the whole ball of wax?
I looked it up to see if it had other greek words, but it doesnt. Says mainly a belief and trust in. But that always doesnt make sense when I try to fit that in. This word is often muddy in my brain when reading it in the bible. Please shed some light on this for me if you can. Thanks.