Sense: gospel content ⇔ faith
n. — the content of what is (and should be) believed about the good news of Jesus’ way of salvation.
If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed.
1 Timothy 4:6
Context like this makes the decision-making process of the Bible Sense Lexicon team obvious. What is the sense of “faith” here? First, one can be trained (or nourished) in it. Second, this “faith” is composed of words. Third, it is put in parallel to doctrine. Using this evidence, we conclude that in this context, “faith” is not a cognitive faith like “trust.” Rather, it is informational content that can be conveyed. Therefore, we assigned it the sense “gospel content ⇔ faith,” which is a more specific kind of the sense “gospel of Jesus.” Finding a clear example of this biblical sense can give us more confidence about its use elsewhere in less transparent locations.
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
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