FAITH IN CHRIST NOT IN THINGS
“…Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…” (Heb 12:2 ESV).
“Would you have more faith? Then seek to become more acquainted with Jesus Christ” J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p196).
“Is there anything in the true Church of God that would…indicate a proneness to substitute for Christ something in the experience of the believer? Indeed. Examples are…only too common. When the act of faith is substituted for the object of faith…Faith is only the channel through which…blessings are received. And yet, who has not detected in his heart a tendency to look to faith for the evidence of his Christianity instead of to Christ, thus making the act of believing a substitute for the object in which we believe” Octavius Winslow (ref#135, April 29th)?
“…where there is true faith, Christ will always be known and realized, as an actual living personal Friend. He that knows nothing of Christ as his own Priest, Physician, and Redeemer, knows nothing yet of believing” J.C. Ryle (ref#273, p191)!
“We glorify God when our service comes from faith in his strength, because the one who gives the strength gets the glory….1 Pet 4:11” John Piper (ref#220, p212).