"The Faith" - God's Gift "
So then, The Faith (cometh) out-of hearing, and the hearing through or by The Word of Christ (God)" Rom. 10:17.
The Faith is that body of truth, God-given (revealed), unto the recipient for Faith-Obedience. At the same time, the believers' response in faith-obedience demonstrates their personal faith.
FOR EXAMPLE: "By faith, Noah being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house..." Heb. 11:7.
In other words, the faith given (revealed) of God unto Noah was saving faith unto him and his household. As you can see, Noah's faith-obedience in building the ark demonstrated his personal faith unto salvation.
Needless to say, building an ark in the context of our time saves no one. Even so, the circumstances of Noah's time, when put into today's context, demonstrate our personal faith for learning.
Moreover, the faith given for our reconciliation unto God is no less forthright.
"To wit: God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself..."
Hence, His call, "Be ye reconciled to God" (II Cor. 5:19-2) equals personal faith-obedience unto salvation. Paul refers to this as "My Gospel." See paper, "'My Gospel' -Gospel of Uncircumcision Content/Context...Try the Things that Differ," from Table of Contents. (Gal. 1:11, 12; 2:2; Rom. 16:25, 26).
Likewise, the faith concerning our walk leaves nothing to be desired (Eph. 2:10, 4:1-7; Phil. 2:12, 13; Col. 2:6) equals personal faith-obedience exercising the unity of the spirit, etc.
Lastly, and sad to say, there is not even one institutional church in America today, irrespective of name, that is obedient in a scriptural Faith-Walk-Obedience. What an indictment! C. E. McLain 10/16/87