Faith In The Blessed God; Its Nature, Results, And Reward. A Repr. Of 19 Lectures From His…

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byWilliam Tait

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874. Excerpt: ... LECTURE 1. WHAT FAITH IS. Hebrews Xi. 1--3. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." rpHESE verses are most important in themselves. They are also the key to the chapter which they introduce; what follows being only a comment on the statements which they contain. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It is a very common sentiment that faith is another name for fidelity; and that when Scripture says that we are saved by faith, the meaning is that salvation is attained by faithfully serving God. Every example of faith recorded in this chapter, demonstrates this sentiment to be erroneous; it is also condemned by implication in the words before us. Fidelity can never be "the substance of things hoped for;" it can never be "the evidence of things not seen." Faith leads indeed to fidelity; but in itself, it is simply Believing SomeThing TO BE TRUE, ON THE AUTHORITY OP GOD Affirming IT. St. John has shewn this in the plainest manner. He tells us that "this is the victory that "overcometh the world, even our faith;" that" he that "overcometh the world" is "he that believeth that "Jesus is the Son of God;" that three Divine witnesses bear testimony that this is true; that "if we receive "the witness of men, the witness of God is greater, "for this is the witness of God;" and that "he that "believeth" it not, maketh God "a liar, because he "believeth not the witness that God gave of His Son," (1 John v. 4--10). Now in these words we have the object of faith declared to us, viz. that Jesus is t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874. Excerpt: ... LECTURE 1. WHAT FAITH IS. Hebrews Xi. 1--3. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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