Lesson 6 - Question 7 of 38 

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"Faith" in The Book of Hebrews (continued):

The writer of Hebrews then refers to faith again in chapter 6.  He begins by talking about the elementary doctrines (the basic or most simple doctrines) of Christ:

"Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of instruction about washings, and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment."  Hebrews 6:1-2

Elementary Teachings

In chapter 6, the writer refers to the elementary (or foundational) teachings about Jesus.  This foundation includes:

In verses 3-12, the writer talks about those who fall away or are sluggish toward these foundational principles.  Faith causes us to be diligent (not sluggish) so as to realize the full assurance of hope:

"And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises."  Hebrews 6:11-12

The Certainty of God's Promise...and the Faith of Abraham:

For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, "I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply you."  15 And thus, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.  16 For men swear by one greater than themselves and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute.  17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, 18 in order that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have strong encouragement, we who have fled for refuge in laying hold of the hope set before us.  19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."  Hebrews 6:13-20


According to Hebrews 6:11, the desire is for us to show the "same __________ so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end...imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises." (fill in the blank)

Belief Lack of Action Diligence