When did you stop believing in others?


The way of faith since creation

111But belief is a firm confidence11.1 Other translation: "basis". Of what one hopes and a non-doubt of that11.1 Other translation: "proof of" what one does not see.2. Cor 5.7
2In this faith the ancients received God's testimony. 3By faith we know that Genesis 1: 1–2: 4
the world created by God's word is that everything that is seen, 2. Makk 7:28
became nothing.

4By faith Genesis 4: 3-4
Abel made a better sacrifice to God than Cain; by faith he was testified that he was righteous, since God himself testified of his gifts; and by faith he still speaks, although he has died.

5By faith Genesis 5:24
Enoch was raptured not to see death and was no longer found because God had raptured him; for before his rapture he was testified that he had pleased God. 6But without faith it’s impossible to please God; for whoever wants to come to God must believe that he is and that he will give their reward to those who seek him.

7By faith Genesis 6: 8-922
Noah honored God and built the ark to save his house when he received a divine word about what was not yet seen; by faith he judged the world and has inherited the righteousness that comes by faith.

8Genesis 12: 1-3
By faith Abraham became obedient when he was called to move to a place to inherit; and he moved out and didn't know where he was going. 9By faith he was a stranger in the land of promise as in a strange land and lived in tents with Isaac and Jacob, joint heirs of the same promise. 10Because he was waiting for the city, which has a solid foundation, the builder and creator of which is God.

11By faith Genesis 17: 17-19
Sarah also received, who was sterile, strength to produce offspring in spite of her age; for she considered him faithful who had promised. 12That is why there is also of the one whose strength was already dead, Genesis 22:17
as many have been begotten as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore, which is innumerable.

13All of these died in faith and did not seize the promises, but only saw them from afar and greeted them and confessed that they were in Genesis 23: 4
1st Chr 29.15
Are guests and strangers on earth. 14But when they say such things, they indicate that they are looking for a fatherland. 15And if they had meant the country from which they moved, they would have had time to turn back. 16But now they are striving for a better country, namely the heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them to be called their God; for he has built a city for them.

17By faith Genesis 22: 1-19
Jak 2.21
Abraham offered Isaac when he was tempted and gave up his only son when he had already received the promises, 18of whom it was said (Genesis 21:12): "Your generation will be named after Isaac." 19He thought: God can also raise from the dead; as a parable for it he got it again.

20Genesis 27: 1-40
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau for things to come.

21By faith Jacob, when he died, blessed the two sons of Joseph and Genesis 47:31
leaned over the tip of his staff.

22By faith, when Joseph died, he spoke of the exodus of the Israelites and commanded what should be done with his bones.

23Exodus 2: 1-15
By faith, when Moses was born, he was hidden from his parents for three months because they saw that he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment. 24By faith, when Moses grew up, he no longer wanted to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter. 25but would much rather be mistreated with God's people than have a fleeting enjoyment of sin, 26and considered the shame of Christ to be greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; because he looked at the reward. 27By faith in Exodus 2: 14-15
he left Egypt and did not fear the wrath of the king; for he held on to what he did not see as if he saw him. 28By faith he performed Exodus 12: 21-23
Passover and the sprinkling of blood so that the corrupter might not touch their firstborn. 29By faith Exodus 14: 21-30
they went through the Red Sea as over dry land; The Egyptians tried that too and drowned.

30Jos 2: 1-24
By faith, the walls of Jericho fell when Israel marched around them for seven days. 31Jak 2,25 came through faith
Rahab the whore did not deal with the disobedient because she had welcomed the spies in peace.

32Ri 4,4-24
1. Sam 17: 12-54
And what more can I say? The time would be too short for me if I should tell about Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephtah and David and Samuel and the prophets. 33Through faith these have conquered kingdoms, exercised righteousness, received promises, Dan 6:23
Lions stuffed their jaws, 34extinguished the strength of the fire, escaped the sharpness of the sword, gained strength from weakness, became strong in battle and put foreign armies to flight. 35Women have 1 Kings 17: 17-24
2 Kings 4: 8-37
to get their dead back by resurrection. But others are in 2 Macc 6: 18-31
have been tortured and did not accept the release so that they might attain the resurrection that is better. 36Still others have suffered ridicule and scourging, as well as 1 Kings 22:27
Jer 20: 1-3
Shackles and prison. 37They are 2 Chr 24:21
stoned, sawn up, killed by the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; they have suffered want, distress, abuse. 38They, of whom the world was not worth, have wandered about in deserts, on mountains, 1 Kings 18: 4
in caves and crevices of the earth.

39All of these have received God's testimony through faith and yet have not received the promise, 40because God has something better in store for us: that they would not be completed without us.