by DAVID G. PETERSON in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
In the pages of Scripture, God bears witness to the person and work of
his Son, and testifies to the faith of key biblical characters. These in turn
testify to Christians about the many dimensions of enduring faith. Jesus
is effectively the ultimate witness to the faith that triumphs through suffering.
Although Hebrews does not use the language of witness with
reference to Christians, they are urged to imitate the faith and patience
of those who inherit God’s promises, and to confess Jesus as the source
of their hope and lifestyle.