To me, the faith of Christ is pointing to a particular faith. Abraham's faith = Jesus' faith, Abraham being the father of Jesus' faith.
Sir, you have no idea what you are talking about, and you definitely cannot confirm
your strange beliefs~I've been studying the scriptures for many years and reading behind hundreds of writers, if not thousands and your statement here is a first
the faith of Christ is pointing to a particular faith
Yes, and it is Jesus Christ's faith that he had as the Son OF MAN
. He is the only
man that lived in a body of flesh, that condemned sin
in the body in which he lived in, which was~in the likeness of sinful flesh, yet he being free of sin in his flesh, because the was conceived by the power of the Highest~the Everlasting God, who is eternal both ways.
Romans 8:1-4~"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
Abraham was not
the father of Jesus' faith~God was the Father of Jesus' faith~which is ( not was
, but IS
in a continuous state of BEING~John 1:18 )
in the bosom of the Father~they are one in their Divinity. Abraham came from Adam~therefore, conceived with a sinful nature from Adam. This is why
the virgin conception and birth of Jesus Christ is essential~making Jesus the second Adam
for the first Adam was earthly and when left to himself and the power of his own will SINNED~the second Adam was the Lord from heaven, when left to himself condemned sin in the flesh and was victorious over
the flesh, the Devil, death, and the grave. This he did AS A MAN
by faith in the God of the holy scriptures~since he did not live his life as a private person but as a representative of an elect body, he being the Head thereof~and what he did, it was as though THEY DID THE SAME in the eyes of the Judge of all and his holy law.
Our faith, or Christ's faith accounted for us as righteousness?
It is Christ's faith that is accounted for his elect as THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Our acts
of faith is accounted unto us as proof that we are of the seed of Jesus Christ. We shall consider Abraham's faith more in detail to prove this. For now, let me give a perfect example how our faith is accounted unto us as righteousness~not legally, but practically. Above I said:
If this event was the conditional or instrumental cause of Abraham’s justification, then the shish-ka-bob javelin act of Phinehas was his condition or instrument (Psalms 106:30-31)!
It is recorded here concerning Phinehas ZEAL:
Numbers 25:6-13~"And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel."
Concerning this act of zeal for the God of Israel, David said these words:
Psalms 106:30,31~"Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed. And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
The exact same phrase used in describing Abraham's faith~here, is Phinehas' ZEAL. BOTH prove that they were righteous by their godly acts of faith/righteousness, etc. Phinehas using his Javelin in killing those evil folks DID NOT make him righteous, it PROVED that he was righteous!