if indeed ye abide in the a faith founded and firm, and not moved away from the hope of the glad tidings, which ye have heard, which have been proclaimed in the whole creation b which [is] under heaven, of which *I* Paul became minister.
Or 'in faith,' that is, full assurance of heart in the gospel.
The word is used either of 'the creation,' or abstractly of 'the creature' as such; once for 'institution,' 1Pet. 2.13. Thus, in ver. 15, it is not of each individual as such, but of everything called 'creation' in its nature: see Heb. 9.11.