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The reader of this little book is asked to remember that its pages deal with THE FAITH, since for "the faith which was once delivered unto the saints" we are bidden by Jude to "earnestly contend."
THE FAITH is a God-given title of Christianity. It is not a science, i.e., knowledge arrived at by human investigation and reasoning, but "the faith," because founded on revelation which faith receives.
It has been "DELIVERED TO" the saints, not reasoned out by them.
And, delivered ONCE, in its perfect form, and hence we are not left to enlarge or improve upon it, but simply to contend earnestly for it lest its purity and truth be impaired.
The foundations of the faith are of prime importance. We do not pretend to survey them all in this little volume, hence we do not call it "THE Foundations of the Faith." Yet as all that we do survey is fundamental in its nature we have adopted the less pretentious title of FOUNDATIONS OF THE FAITH, and may God be pleased to use our little book to root and ground believers in the truth.