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But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

11:5 translated him. This remarkable assertion of Enoch’s rapture into heaven while still in human flesh seems scientifically impossible, both by the law of gravity and the inhospitability of outer space to human life. Nevertheless, with God nothing is impossible, and the writer of Hebrews confirmed that the amazing event briefly described in Genesis 5:21-24 really happened.

11:6 believe that he. God is not found by naturalistic induction. Faith, or at least a willingness to believe, must come first (John 7:17). But faith in God is warranted by abundant evidence.

11:6 without faith. There are many things in life that we can well do without, but there are at least seven things a Christian simply cannot do without: (1) Christ (Ephesians 2:12); (2) His shed blood (Hebrews 9:22); (3) His sinlessness (Hebrews 4:15); (4) faith in Him (Hebrews 11:6); (5) faith-generated works (James 2:20); (6) true holiness unto Him (Hebrews 12:14); (7) heavenly chastisement (Hebrews 12:8). “Without me,” Christ said, “ye can do nothing” (John 15:5), but with Him, we have “all things” (I Corinthians 3:21).

11:6 seek him. However, no one can truly “seek after God” (Romans 3:11), unless God first seeks him (John 6:44; II Chronicles 16:9).

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