William Bradford Institute
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Early Settlement of America

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Faith


by William Ames


1. Faith is the resting of the heart on God, the author of life and
eternal salvation, so that we may be saved from all evil through Him
and may follow all good. Isaiah 10:20, "Lean upon the Lord, the Holy
One of Israel, in faith..."

21. Trust is rightly said to be the fruit of faith as it looks to
God in the future and constitutes a firm hope; but as it looks to
God in Christ offering himself in the present, it is faith itself.
Hence arise those names which the Scriptures give to saving faith,
pepoiqhsis, parrhsia, persuasion, boldness; 2 Corinthians 3:4 and
5:6-8; Ephesians 3:12; 1 Peter 1:13; 1 John 5:13-14; plhroforia,
full conviction, Romans 4:21; Colossians 2:2; upostasis,, substance,
Hebrews 11:1.



 

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