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Mark xi. 22. Jesus said, have faith in God. John xii. 44.
xi. 6. Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Jam. ii. 19. Thou believest there is one God; thou dost well.
Ps. cxix. 66. I have believed thy commandments.
IX. Faith in Christ. John vi. 29. Jesus said, this is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
1 John iii. 23. This is God's commandment that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another.
John xii. 36. Believe in the light that ye may be the children of light.
xiv. i. Jesus said, ye believe in God, believe also in me.
xx. 27. Jesus said to Thomas, be not faithless but believing. X. Faith in Christ, brief summaries thereof. John ix. 25. Dost thou believe in the Son of God. Ver. 38.
xi. 27. I believe that thou art Christ the Son of God, that should come into the world.
xvi. 30. We believe that thou camest forth from God.
xvii. 6. Jesus said, I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world.
Ver. 8. And they have believed that thou didst send me. Ver. 21. Acts viii. 37. Philip said to the eunuch, if thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest be baptized; and he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Ver 38. And Philip baptized him.
Rom. vi. 8. If we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.
x. 9. If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart, that God raised him from the dead thou shalt be saved.
1 Thess. iv. 14. If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, them also that sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
XI. Confessing Christ; promises. Matt. x. 32. Whosoever shall confess me before men, him will I confess before my Father, which is in heaven.
Rom. x. 9. If thou shalt confess with thy mouth, the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart, that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Ver. 10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
1 John iv. 15. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him and he in him.
Rev.ii. 13. Thou holdest fast my name. Ch. iii. 8.
XII. Denying Christ; threats. Matt x. 33. Whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Luke xii. 9. He that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. Z
2 Tim. ii. 12. If we deny him, he also will deny us. 2 Pet. ii. 1. False teachers shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them.
1 John ii. 22. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is Antichrist that denieth the Father, and the Son.
1 John ii. 23. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father.
Jude ver. 4. Ungodly men turn the grace of God into lasciviousness, denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. See Acts iii. 14. Matt. xxvi. 70.
XIII. The certainty and assurance of faith. Luke i. 1. Many have taken in hand to set forth a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us.
Ver. 4. It seemed good to me also, that thou mightest know the certainty of those things wherein thou hast been instructed.
John iv. 22. We have heard ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
vi. 69. We believe and are sure that thou art Christ the Son of the living God.
xvi. 30. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. Ver. 31.
xvii. 8. Jesus said, they have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. Ch. xvi. 27.
Acts i. 36. Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, both Lord and Christ.
xvii. 31. God hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained, whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Heb. x. 22. Let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith.
xi. 1. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. See Col. ii. 2. 1 Thess. i. 5. 2 Tim. iii. 14. 1 John iii. 19.
Of being strong, stedfast, and persevering in faith. Rom. iv. 9. Abraham being not weak in faith.
Ver. 20. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.
Ver. 21. Being fully persuaded, that what God had promised he was able to perform.
Ver. 22. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness, 1 Cor. xvi. 15. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
2 Cor. v. 7. We walk by faith, not by sight.
iv. 18. We look not at the things which are seen and are temporal, but at the things which are not seen, and are eternal. Heb. xi. 27. Moses endured as seeing him who is invisible.
xiii. 5. Examine yourselves whether ye be in the faith, prove your
Gal. i. 20. The life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith of the Son of God.
Eph. iii. 17. I pray that Christ may dwell in your hearts, by faith. vi. 16. Take the shield of faith, whereby ye may be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Phil. i. 27. Stand fast in one Spirit, with one mind, strivin g together for the faith of the gospel.
Col. i. 23. Continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard.
ii. 5. I am with you in the spirit, joying and beholding the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
Ver. 6. As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.
Ver. 7. Rooted and built up in him, aud stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
1 Tim. vi. 12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life.
2 Tim. i. 13. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
iv. 7. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Ver. 8. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteous
Tit. i. 13. Rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.
Heb. x. 23. Hold fast the profession of your faith, without waver
James i. 3. The trying of your faith worketh patience. I Pet. 1. 7. 1 Pet. v. 8. Your adversary the devil, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
Ver. 9. Whom resist, stedfast in the faith.
2 Pet. iii. 7. Beware lest ye fall from your stedfastness.
1 John v. 4. This is the victory that overcometh the world, even your faith. See John viii. 31. Compare with Rom. x. 8. See also, Acts xiv. 22. Eph. vi. 10. 2 Tim. ii. 1. 1 John ii. 14. Rev. ii. 13.xiii. 8. See Heb. chap. xi. throughout.
XIV. Graces and duties, accompanying true faith, or marks and evidences of true faith.
Exod. iv. 31. The people believed and worshipped. xiv. 31. The people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord. Ps. cvi. 12. The waters covered their enemies, then believed they his words, they sung his praise.
cxvi. 10. I believed, therefore have I spoken. 2 Cor. iv. 13. Ps. xxvii. 13.
Jonah iii. 5. The people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast.
Acts xv. 9. God purifying the hearts of the Gentiles by faith. xvi. 34. The keeper of the prison rejoiced, believing in God, with all his house.
xx. 21. Paul testified both to the Jews and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
xxiv. 24. When Felix heard Paul concerning the faith.
Acts xxiv. 25. Paul reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come.
1 Cor. xiii. 2. Though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity I am nothing.
Ver. 13. Now abideth faith, hope, charity, but the greatest of these is charity.
2 Cor. viii. 7. As ye abound in faith, in utterance, in knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us; see that ye abound in this grace also of liberality.
Gal. v. 6. Faith worketh by love.
Ver. 22. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.
Ver. 23. Meekness, temperance.
Eph. i. 15. After I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints, I cease not to give thanks for you. Col. i. 4. ·
iii. 17. I pray that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, that ye being rooted and grounded in love, &c.
1 Thess. i. 23. We give thanks to God, remembering your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ver. 7. Ye were examples to all them that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
v. 8. Let us who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and for an helmet the hope of salvation.
2 Thess. i. 3. We are bound to thank God always for you brethren, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you towards each other aboundeth.
ii. 13. God hath chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth.
1 Tim. i. 5. The end of the commandment is charity, out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.
Ver. 14. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
ii. 15. Continue in faith, and charity, and holiness, with sobriety. iii. 9. Holding the mystery of faith, in a pure conscience.
iv. 12. Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
2 Tim. i. 13. Hold fast the form of sound words, in faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.
ii. 22. Follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord, out of a pure heart.
iii. 10. Thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long suffering, charity, patience.
Ver. 14. Continue in the things thou hast learned.
Ver. 17. Be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works. Tit. i. I. The faith of God's elect, and the acknowledgment of the truth which is after godiiness.
ii. 1. Speak thou the things that become sound doctrine. Ver. 2. That the aged men may be sober, grave, temperate, sound in the faith, in charity and in patience.
iii. 8. This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou
affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God, might be careful to maintain good works. Ver. 14.
Heb. vi. 12. Be ye followers of them, who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
James ii. 14. What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he have faith, and have not works? Can faith save him?
Ver. 17. Faith if it hath not works is dead, being alone. Ver. 20. Know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead. Ver. 26. As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. See ver. 22, 24.
2 Pet. i. 5, 6, 7.
Add to your faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity.
1 John iii. 23. This is God's commandment, that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another.
Jude 20. Ye, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.
Ver. 21. Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, to eternal life.
Rev. ii. 19. I know thy works, and charity, and service and faith, and thy patience, and thy works, and the last to be more than the first.
xiii. 10. Here is the patience and faith of the saints.
xiv. 12. Here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
XV. The author, or cause and means of faith. God the author and supreme cause of faith.
Matt., xvi. 16. Peter said to Jesus, thou art Christ, the Son of the living God.
Ver. 17. Jesus answered and said unto him, blessed art thou, Simon Barjonah, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
John i. 13. They that believed on his name were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 1 John iv. 14, 15. v. 1.
Acts xiii. 48. As many as were ordained to eternal life, believed. xiv. 27. God opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
Rom. xii. 3. Think soberly, as God hath dealt to every man, the measure of faith.
1 Cor. ii. 5. Your faith should not stand but in the power of God. Eph. ii. 8. By grace ye are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Phil. i. 29. Unto you it is given on the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.
2 Thess. ii. 13. God hath chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth. See 1 Tim. i. 14.
XVI. God being the author of faith, he is prayed to and thanked for faith, as his gift. Rom. xv. 3. The God of hope, fill you with all joy and peace in believing.
Eph. i. 15. After I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and love to all the saints, I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. Col. i. 3, 4. Philem. ver. 5.
Eph. vi. 23. Peace be to the brethren and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ