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FAITH IN CHRIST
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[ Also see Christ Christ (Saviour) Christian Christianity Faith Faith in God Religion ]

Faith is a simple trust in a personal Redeemer. The simpler our trust in Christ for all things, the surer our peace.
      - William Adams

The natural homage which such a creature as Man bears to an infinitely wise and good God, is a firm Reliance on Him for the blessings and conveniences of life, and an habitual Trust in Him for deliverance out of all such dangers and difficulties as may befall us. The man who always lives in this disposition of mind, when he reflects upon his own weakness and imperfection, comforts himself with the contemplation of those Divine attributes which are employed for his safety and welfare. He finds his want of foresight made up by the omniscience of Him who is his support. He in not sensible of his own want of strength when he knows that his Helper is Almighty. In short, the person who has a firm Trust on the Supreme Being, is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his hap-piness.
      - Joseph Addison

The soul is the life of the body, faith is the life of the soul, and Christ is the life of faith. Justification by faith in Christ's righteousness is the golden chain which binds the Christian world in one body.
      - James H. Aughey

If God made no response except to perfect faith, who could hope for help? But God has regard for beginnings, and His eye perceives greatness in the germ. The hand of the woman in the crowd trembled as it was stretched toward Jesus, and the faith back of it was superstitiously reverent, trusting in the virtue of the robe, rather than in the One who wore it; yet the genuineness of that faith; feeble though it was, triumphed in God's loving sight. Real trust is real power, though the heart and hand be feeble.
      - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

To trust God, as seen in the face of His Son, and to believe that He loves us, that is faith, that is what we must do to be saved. And to love God, as seen in the face of His Son, and to seek to testify our love by our whole life,--that is Christian duty; that is all we have to do.
      - A.H. Boyd

Faith is a Christian's right eye, without which he cannot look for Christ; right hand, without which he cannot do for Christ; it is his tongue, without which he cannot speak for Christ; it is his vital spirit, without which he cannot act for Christ.
      - Thomas Brooke

Faith is the act of trust by which one being, a sinner, commits himself to another being, a Saviour.
      - Horace Bushnell

We shall never recover the true apostolic energy, and be endued with power from on high, as the first disciples were, till we recover the lost faith.
      - Horace Bushnell

Above all things I entreat you to preserve your faith in Christ. It is my wealth in poverty, my joy in sorrow, my peace amid tumult. For all the evil I have committed, my gracious pardon; and for every effort, my exceeding great reward. I have found it to be so. I can smile with pity at the infidel whose vanity makes him dream that I should barter such a blessing for the few subtleties from the school of the cold-blooded sophists.
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Faith is trusting Jesus to lead us and going where He leads. What avails it to me to analyze Saratoga water, and to believe in its virtues? I must drink the water if I want its purifying power. And the soul that has not actually drunk of Christ can never be purged from sin.
      - Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

Faith that trusts on Jesus alone for salvation, and not on your respectable life, and the obedience that follows Him, are the indispensable steps to salvation. You admit that you have not taken these decisive steps. Then, however near you are, you are not in Christ.
      - Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

Oh, my, soul! why art thou so often disquieted within thee? How is it that thou hast so little faith? Wilt thou never learn that Jesus has even the least of His little boats always under His watchful eye, and all the winds and the waves obey Him?
      - Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

Seek for a fresh invoice of grace. Unbelief can scoff or growl; faith is the nightingale that sings in the darkest hour. Faith can draw honey out of the rock and oil out of the flint. With Christ in possession and heaven in reversion, it marches to the time of the One-hundred-and-third Psalm over the roughest road, and against the most cutting blast.
      - Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

When a miner looks at the rope that is to lower him into the deep mine, he may coolly say, "I have faith in that rope as well made and strong." But when he lays hold of it, and swings down by it into the tremendous chasm, then he is believing on the rope. Then he is trusting himself to the rope. It is not a mere opinion--it is an act. The miner lets go of every thing else, and bears his whole weight on those well braided strands of hemp. Now that is faith.
      - Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

These poor people had never heard the distinctions between intellectual faith, historic faith, and saving faith; but they did as they were taught,--reached out their dirty hands to take Christ, and attended to the washing of their hands afterwards.
      - William Haven Daniels

Here then is man's duty. It is to receive that free and full salvation that Christ has provided. It is to stretch forth the hand of faith, and with it take the proffered salvation. It is to cling to the cross as the only hope of everlasting life. Will you do it? Weary, working, plodding one, will you, ceasing all this vain attempt to save yourself, receive Christ and Christ alone as your Saviour?
      - Henry Darling

I have taken my good deeds and bad deeds and thrown them together into a heap, and fled from them both Christ, and in Him I have peace.
      - David Dickson

Faith is the nail which fastens the soul to Christ; and love is that grace that drives the nail to the head. Faith takes hold of Him, and love helps to keep the grip. Christ dwells in the heart by faith, and He burns in the heart by love, like fire melting the breast. Faith casts the knot, and love draws it fast.
      - Ralph Erskine, Complete Works
         (vol. IV, p. 314)

Faith is the bond of union, the instrument of justification, the spring of spiritual peace and joy, the means of spiritual peace and subsistence.
      - Rev. John Flavel (2)

Faith, considered as a habit, is no more precious than other gracious habits are; but considered as an instrument to receive Christ and His righteousness, it excels them all; and this instrumentality of faith is noted in the phrases, "by faith," and "through faith."
      - Rev. John Flavel (2)

There are three acts of faith, assent, acceptance, and assurance.
      - Rev. John Flavel (2)

We must not think that faith itself is the soul's rest; it is only the means of it. We cannot find rest in any work or duty of our own, but we may find it in Christ, whom faith apprehends for justification and salvation.
      - Rev. John Flavel (2)

O, for a living faith in a living Redeemer!
      - Richard Fuller (1)

Saving faith is confidence in Jesus; a direct confidential transaction with Him.
      - Richard Fuller (1)

Faith then, in its relation to salvation, is that confidence by which we accept it as a free gift from the Saviour, and is the only possible way in which the gift of God could be appropriated.
      - Mark Hopkins


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