In Genesis 22:5
Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the boy will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.”
Was Abraham hiding the truth or is it an expression of his faith?
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The answer to that can be found in Hebrews 11:17-19
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and the one who had received the promises was offering up his only son; 18 it was he to whom it was said, “Through Isaac your descendants shall be named.” 19 He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.
In other words, it was a statement of faith. Abraham believed God was able to raise Isaac from the dead and so he had faith both him and Isaac would be back.