The Expression "the faith" is found a number of times in the New Testament. It has reference to "the system of faith" , the gospel, the law of Christ, etc. It is "the Word" that produces faith in our hears. ( see Rom. 10:17). It is the message that Jesus wanted His disciples to go into all the world and preach. The hearing of "the faith" produces personal faith in us. 
1. There is only  "one faith"! In Eph. 4:4-6 Paul declared that "There is on body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all..." Observe the fact that Paul says"There is faith..." This is simple and plain. It does not mean two or more .It means only one!
2. It can and should be preached! Paul said, "But they had heard only, that he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed."(Gal 1:23). In Mark  16:15 Jesus told the apostles to "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."
3. It can and should be obeyed! in 
Acts 6:7 we read: "And the word of  God increased ;and the number of disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and great company of the priests were obedient to the faith." (Also see 2nd Thess. 1:6-10; Rom. 6:17-18)
4.It can (and should be) contended for . Jude 3 says: "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you . and exhort you, that he should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." (Phil. 1:27). Note: We are to earnestly strive, fight as we contend.
5. I can be destroyed. The churches of Judea had heard "That he (Saul-ed) which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed." (Gal. 1:23). It is possible for people today to destroy the faith. 
6. One can depart from the faint! In 1st Tim. 4:1 Paul said: "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." WARNING: Don't depart from or destroy "the faith"!


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