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  • The Hope that is often referred to in the Bible is not the same as how we normally describe the word 'hope.' Hope, as we use it is more like wishful thinking. For example,"I hope it doesn't rain today." or "I hope I win the lottery." You know the kind of thing I mean. The hope we have has no substance at all other than we are taking a shot in the dark and just hoping for the best. It might work for us and it might not. However,the hope that is often referred to in the Bible,is a hope that is based on a 'promise.' For example, prophecy states that the Messiah will come, so people have a 'hope'. They live with hope in their hearts. Now,Jesus the Messiah came to this Earth - that is a hope fulfilled. Also, the Jews have a homeland. Well, it was promised to Abraham, by God, centuries ago and it is a reality now. They hoped for it. So, in conclusion, faith being based on things hoped for means that faith is not a shot in the dark or just a matter of blindly following God; rather it is a belief based on the promises of God.
  • To me, it means that through fulfillment of past Bible prophesies and the historical accuracy of the Bible, that we can be sure that other prophesies will be fulfilled also. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=heb11:1-3;%20romans15:4;%201cor10:11;&version=49;77;47;31;15;
  • In simple words "faith is a belief not supported by logical evidence".
  • it means you cant see it with your eyes
  • 9-1-2017 These are legal terms. In English it says "Now believing is the title deed to things promised but not yet delivered, the evidence not being seen." "The Greek word is translated either "faith" or "believing". Believing is a natural ability. Faith is a spiritually enhanced ability to believe. Since the book is addressed to Hebrews, not Christians, the word must be translated "believing" here.
  • To me it means that asking for proof is not acceptable. that's one reason I am not a person of faith. I will always want proof.

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