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another way ? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
1 JOHN 5: 4. This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1 THESS. 1: 3. We give thanks to God, remembering your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 THESS. 1: 3. We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of you every one toward each other aboundeth.
son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, here am I. And he said, lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jeho
TITUS 3: 8. This is a faithful say-vah-jireh: as it is said to this day, ing, and these things I will that thou In the mount of the LORD it shall be affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God be careful to maintain good works.
GAL. 5: 6. In Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
§ 3. TRUE FAITH ILLUSTRATED.
GEN. 15: 5. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, so shall thy seed be. And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for right
22: 1. And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, behold, here I am. And he said, take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. —9. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his
NUM. 14: 6. And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes: and they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land. If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not. But all the congregation bade stone them with stones.
¶ DEUT. 1:26. Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God: and ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there. Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them. The LORD your God, which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes; and in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, un
til ye came into this place. Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God, who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day. And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying, Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD. Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.
MAT. 8 8. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me; and I say unto this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel.
9: 27. And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith, be it unto you. And their eyes were opened.
ever liveth, and believeth in me, shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
9: 35. Jesus heard that they had cast him out: and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world; that they which see not might see, and that they which see might be made blind.
PHIL. 8 8. I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law; but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: that I might know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.
T JOHN 11:21. Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know that, even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whoso
§ 4. FAITH
ROM, 10: 12. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD, shall be saved. [Joel 2: 3.] How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher ? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach she gospel of peace, and bring glad things of good things! [Isa. 52: 57.] But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, LORD, who hath believed our report? [Isa. 53; 1.] So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,
JOHN 20: 28. And Thomas an- | swered and said unto him, My Lord, and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
5: 44. How can ye believe which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God?
14: 1. Ye believe in God: believe also in me.
Ps. 106: 11. The waters covered their enemies; then believed they his words; they sing his praise.
GAL. 5: 22. The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.
1 TIM. 1: 14. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2 PETER 1: 1. To them that have obtained like precious faith with us, through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ, grace and mercy be multiplied unto you, through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
T MAT. 16: 16. Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee; but my Father which is in heaven.
ROM. 12: 3. Think soberly as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
PHIL. 1: 29. Unto you it is given, on the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also so to suffer for his sake.
1 COR. 2: 4. And my speech, and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the spirit and of power; that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
EPH. 2: 8. By grace are ye saved
LUKE 17: 5. The apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine-tree, Be thou plucked up by the roots, and be thou planted in the sea, and it should obey you.
HEB. 12: 1. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race set before us; looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
1 COR. 12: 8. To one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom... to another the word of knowledge, to another faith, by the same Spirit.
JOHN 17: 20. Neither pray I for these alone; but for them also, which shall believe on me through their word.
ACTS 4: 4. Many of them which heard the word believed.
8: 12. They believed Philip, preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of the Lord Jesus.
11: 19. They which were scattered abroad, upon the persecution that arose about Stephen, travelled as far as Phenice,... preaching the word... and the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great multitude believed.... Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem, and they sent forth Barnabas.... He was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith, and much people was added to the LORD.
T14:1. At Iconium, they went into a synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude, both of Jews, and also of the Greeks, believed.
26: 16. I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness... delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee; to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and
12: 42. Nevertheless, among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Jesus cried, and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me; and he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
§ 5. EVIDENCE OF FAITH.
JOHN 14: 11. Believe me, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also ; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
LUKE 17: 18. There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole.
MARK 16: 16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.... And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues: they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
2 Cor. 13: 5. Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.
2 Tı. 4: 7. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them that love his appearing.
Ps. 116: 10. I believed, therefore have I spoken.
Acts 15: 8. God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
1 COR. 13: Though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
1 JOHN 5: 10. He that believeth on the Son of God, hath the witness in himself.
1 PETER 2:7. Unto you which believe, he (Christ) is precious.
[See "Evidences of Piety."]
§ 6. OBJECTS OF FAITH.
JOHN 14: 1. Ye believe in God, believe also in me.
11: 27. I believe that thou art Christ the Son of God, that should come into the world.
16: 30. We believe... that thou camest forth from God.
Acts 8: 37. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
GAL. 2: 20. The life, that I now live in the flesh, I live by faith of the Son of God.
EPH. 3 17. I pray that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith. COL. 1: 23. Continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel.
2: 6. As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him, rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught.
2 TIM. 1: 13. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard, in faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.
ACTS 20: 21. Paul testified, both to the Jews and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 THES. 2: 13. God hath from the beginning chosen you unto salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.
JOHN 3: 23. This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
1 JOHN 6: 29. This is God's commandment, that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another.
ROM. 6 8. If we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.
10:9. If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
1 THES. 4: 14. If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
HEB. 11: 6. He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
2 COR. 4: 18. We look not at the
things which are seen and are temporal; but at the things which are not seen and are eternal.
1 TIM. 6: 12. Fight the good fight of faith; lay hold on eternal life.
§ 7. FRUITS OF FAITH.
HEB. 6: 12. Be ye followers of them who, through faith and patience, inherit the promises.
2 PETER 1:5. Add to your faith, virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness, and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity; for if these things be in you and abound, they make you, that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
JUDE 20. Ye beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
REV. 13: 10. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
14: 12. Here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
ACTS 13: 39. By him all that believe are justified from all things, from which they could not be justified by the law of Moses.
ROM. 3:25. Him (Christ Jesus) hath God set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness, for the remission of sins...to declare his righteousness, that he might be just, and yet the justifier of them that believe in Jesus.
45. He that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted to him for righteousness.
51. Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
10 4. Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
GEN. 22 15. And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, and said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast