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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June 22, 2011 (true faith)

True faith is not feelings of fancy.

“Faith, obviously, is not a mere matter of feeling.
It cannot be, because one’s feelings
in this kind of condition
can be very changeable.
A Christian is not meant to be dejected
when everything goes wrong.
He is told to “rejoice”.
Feelings belong to happiness alone,
rejoicing takes in something much bigger than feelings;
and if faith were a matter of feelings only,
then when things go wrong and feelings change,
faith will go.
But faith is not a matter of feelings only,
faith takes up the whole man including his mind,
his intellect and his understanding.
It is response to truth.”
- Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“Faith has nothing to do with feelings or with impressions,
with improbabilities or with outward experiences.
If we desire to couple such things with faith,
then we are no longer resting on the Word of God,
because faith needs nothing of the kind.
Faith rests on the naked Word of God.
When we take Him at His Word,
the heart is at peace.”
- George Muller

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