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Saturday, October 2, 2010

October 2, 2010 (faith breeds obedience)

faith breeds obedience

“Important lessons are given by this alternation
of the two ideas of faith and unbelief,
obedience and disobedience.
Disobedience is the root of unbelief.
Unbelief is the mother of further disobedience.
Faith is voluntary submission
within a person's own power.
If faith is not exercised,
the true cause lies deeper
than all intellectual reasons.
It lies in the moral aversion of
human will and in the pride of independence,
which says, ‘Who is Lord over us?
Why should we have to depend on Jesus Christ?’
As faith is obedience and submission,
so faith breeds obedience,
but unbelief leads on to
higher-handed rebellion.
With dreadful reciprocity of influence,
the less one trusts, the more he disobeys;
the more he disobeys, the less he trusts.”
- Alexander Maclaren

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