Samuel Rutherford on the co-existence of faith with doubt

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Asser. 1. No doubting, no perplexity of unbelief, de jure, ought to perplex the soul once justified, and pardoned. 1. Because the Patent and Writs of an unchangeable purpose to save the elect, and the subscribed and resolved upon Act of atonement and free redemption, in Christ, standeth uncancelled and firm, being once received by faith; the justified soul ought not so to be troubled for sin, as to misjudge the Lord’s by-past work of saving Grace. 1. Because the believer, once justified, is to believe remission of sins, and a paid ransom: If now he should believe the Writs once signed, were cancelled again, he were obliged to believe things contradictory. 2. To believe that the Lord is changed, and off and on, in his free love and eternal purposes, is a great slandering of the Almighty. 3. The Church Psal. 77. acknowledgeth such misjudging of God, to be the soul’s infirmity, Psal. 77.10. I said, This is my infirmity. ...

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