Robert Riccaltoun on faith in Jesus Christ

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FAITH, as it stands described and recommended in the Bible, is a firm and assured confidence in God, founded in the belief of the testimony he has given us in the history of the Bible; where we have his true character, instructed by sensible documents, his works and ways with men; particularly in the provision he has made, and the comprehensive promise and grant he hath given, of eternal life. This is rendered credible by the perfection, the faithfulness, and power, of the promiser; but especially by the pledge he has given of his wonderful grace and love to man in Jesus Christ, who is the foundation and surety of the promise.

This security is recommended, as a good ground of confidence, by the Spirit and power of God, and all the fullness of life being lodged in his hand; and as they appear to have been lodged there for this very purpose, that he might convey the promised blessing, spirit and life to us, this finishes the assurance. Hence it is obvious, that faith, or trust and confidence in God, must begin at Jesus Christ, the fare, and the only sure, foundation on which it can stand. And where faith in Christ is, there naturally and necessarily our faith and hope in God follow upon it. ...

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