There are plenty of erroneous doctrines in this world today.  Satan is doing a great job twisting the minds of humanity with his seducing doctrines, 1 Timothy 4:1.  Another one of those false doctrines is the doctrine that teaches that salvation is based upon the faith of Jesus and not our own.

Now, this false doctrine may seem a bit bizarre, or is it that I am simply ignorant of the position:  Did or does Jesus have faith? And am I saved based on His faith or mine? If humanity is saved today because of what Jesus believed, then salvation is universal today, because through the grace of God Jesus tasted death for every man, Hebrews 2:9.  However, the Bible makes it clear though Jesus tasted death for everyone, that saving faith is mine: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned." The previous statement shows that saving faith begins with me; it is, "faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ," Acts 20:21; faith which Paul declared in Romans 1:12 was "both of you and me." 

When Paul wrote Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:5, he praised the faith that was in Timothy, not the faith that Jesus had: "The unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also." This was not Jesus' faith that entered Timothy, but "your faith in Christ Jesus," Colossians 1:4. 

This concept can be further explained by looking at the love of Christ. Did Christ love?  Did He not love His creation enough to die for us?  But does His love and offering of His love mean everyone is saved?  No, it is as Jesus taught in John 14:15, "If you love Me, keep My commandments." It is in keeping the commandments of Christ that we evidence our love toward Him. To conclude, this "Jesus' faith, not ours" is false doctrine and very comparable to "grace only, no obedience." "For by grace are ye saved through faith," Ephesians 2:8.

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