The Old Doctrine of Faith Asserted in Opposition to Certain Modern Innovations, Including Strictures on Reviews of the Author's Sermons on Repentance and Faith, Published in the Eclectic Review for April, and Edinburgh Christian Monitor for March, 1823; and Also on An Essay on Faith by Thomas Erskine ...

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F. Westley, 1823 - Faith - 131 pages
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Page 26 - By this faith, a Christian believeth to be true, whatsoever is revealed in the Word, for the authority of God himself speaking therein...
Page 50 - If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Page 27 - And this faith is a persuasion and belief in man's heart, whereby he knoweth that there is a God, and agreeth unto all truth of God's most holy word, contained in the holy scripture.
Page 12 - Faith justifies a sinner in the sight of God, not because of those other graces which do always accompany it, or of good works that are the fruits of it,' nor as if the grace of faith, or any act thereof, were imputed to him for his justification;* but only as it is an instrument by which he receiveth and applieth Christ and his righteousness.
Page 28 - For the very sure and lively Christian faith is not only to believe all things of God which are contained in Holy Scripture, but also is an earnest trust and confidence in God, that he doth regard us, and hath cure " of us, as the father of the child whom he doth love...
Page 26 - being convinced of his sin and misery, and of the disability in himself and all other creatures to recover him out of his lost condition, not only assenteth to the truth of the promise of the gospel...
Page 27 - Caesar, of whom he looketh for no help nor benefit ; even so he that believeth that all that is spoken of God in the Bible is true, and yet liveth so...
Page 66 - ... necessary connection with the cause from which it proceedeth, or the effects which it naturally produceth, nor is taken up upon any real arguments, or reference to other acknowledged truths, and yet notwithstanding appeareth to us true, not by a manifestation, but attestation of the truth, and so moveth us to assent not of itself, but by virtue of the testimony given to it ; this is said '•> properly to be credible ; and an Assent unto this, upon such credibility, is in the proper notion Faith...
Page 27 - There is one faith, which in scripture is called a dead faith, which bringeth forth no good works; but is idle, barren, and unfruitful. And this faith, by the holy apostle St. James, is compared to the faith of devils, which believe God to be true and just, and tremble for fear; yet they do nothing well but all evil. And such a manner of faith have the wicked and naughty Christian people, "which confess God,
Page 26 - ... but receiveth and resteth upon Christ and his righteousness therein held forth, for pardon of sin, and for the accepting and accounting of his person, righteous in the sight of God for salvation.

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