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Faith is the assurance that the thing which God has said in His word is true, and that God will act according to what He has said in his word… Faith is not a matter of impressions, nor of probabilities, nor of appearances. —George Muller

Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. —Augustine

Sight is not faith, and hearing is not faith, neither is feeling faith; but believing when we neither see, hear, nor feel is faith; and everywhere the Bible tells us our salvation is to be by faith. Therefore we must believe before we feel, and often against our feelings, if we would honor God by our faith. —Hannah Whitall Smith

It is the office of faith to believe what we do not see, and it shall be the reward of faith to see what we do believe. —Thomas Adams

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservations. —Elton Trueblood

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times. —Martin Luther

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. —Corrie ten Boom

Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ. —A.W. Tozer

Faith is the way in which I can look away from myself – both from my sin and my progress in sanctification – and look to Christ as my only hope. —Robert Godfrey

Faith is the gift of God – not the result of the persuasion of the evangelist. —Jerry Bridges

We must never think of salvation as a kind of transaction between God and us in which He contributes grace and we contribute faith.  For we were dead and had to be quickened before we could believe.  No, Christ’s apostles clearly teach elsewhere that saving faith too is God’s gracious gift. —John Stott

This is the rock where we stand when the dark clouds gather and the floods lick at our feet: justification is by grace alone (not mixed with our merit), through faith alone (not mixed with our works) on the basis of Christ alone (not mingling his righteousness with ours), to the glory of God alone (not ours). —John Piper

The truth is that, though we were justified by faith alone, the faith that justifies is never alone (it always produces fruit, “good works,”…a transformed life). —J.I. Packer

A.H. Strong uses the analogy of the coupling. The coupling joins a train of cars to a locomotive. The coupling has no power in itself. It cannot move a single car an inch. All the power is in the locomotive. But the coupling is the link by which the power of the locomotive is transmitted to the cars. Faith has no power in itself; it is not a ground of salvation; it is not a good work. It is merely that by which all the goodness and grace and glory of Christ comes to the sinner. —John H. Gerstner

Indeed this is one of the greatest mysteries in the world – namely, that a righteousness that resides with a Person in heaven should justify me, a sinner on earth. —John Bunyan

Tell me not of your justification, unless you have also some marks of sanctification. Boast not of Christ’s work for you, unless you can show us the Spirit’s work in you. —J.C. Ryle

The most damnable and pernicious heresy that has ever plagued the mind of man was the idea that somehow he could make himself good enough to deserve to live with an all-holy God. —Martin Luther

God does not justify us because we are worthy, but by justifying us make us worthy. —Thomas Watson

Hudson Taylor, founder of China Inland Mission, in the closing months of his life said to a friend, “I am so weak. I can’t read my Bible. I can’t even pray. I can only lie still in God’s arms like a little child and trust. —Author Unknown

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.  —Corrie ten Boom

I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done. —Hudson Taylor
 
Youth, beauty, wit may recommend you to men, but only faith in Jesus Christ can recommend you to God. — James H. Aughey
 
I have taken my good deeds and bad deeds and thrown them together into a heap, and fled from them to Christ, and in Him I have peace. —David Dickson
If you feel sincerely sorry on account of your sins, and believe that Christ is able and willing to forgive you, the work is done. You may trust with all the confidence of a child who confesses his fault, and casts himself into his father’s arms. This is faith; a simple trust in the power and willingness of the Father to forgive, for the sake of what Christ the Son has done. —Samuel Irenaeu Prime

When you have given yourself to Christ, leave yourself there, and go about your work as a child in His household. —Charles Seymour Robinson

The only way to learn strong faith is to endure great trials. —George Muller

Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation. —Andrew Murray

Where reason cannot wade there faith may swim. —Thomas Watson

Some things have to be believed to be seen. — Ralph Hodgson

Faith is believing in advance what can only be understood in reverse. —Philip Yancey

Faith is letting down our nets into the untransparent deeps, at the Divine command, not knowing what we shall take. –Frederick W. Faber

There are three kinds of faith in Christ: 1. Struggling faith, like a man in deep water desperately swimming. 2. Clinging faith, like a man hanging to the side of a boat. 3. Resting faith, like a man safely within the boat (and able to reach out with a hand to help someone else get in). —D.L. Moody

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Faith— Some Really Fine Quotes

I do not want merely to possess a faith, I want a faith that possesses me.   Charles Kingsley

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.   Max Lucado

Christ will always accept the faith the puts its trust in Him.   Andrew Murray

Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done.   Charles Wesley

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.   C.S. Lewis

Few are they who by faith touch Him; multitudes are they who throng about Him.   Augustine

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.   Augustine

Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.   Augustine

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.   Blaise Pascal

Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.   Oswald Chambers

Many confuse understanding with believing.   Watchman Nee

See in the meantime that your faith brings forth obedience, and God in due time will cause it to bring forth peace.   John Owen

Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.   Martin Luther King Jr.

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.   Corrie ten Boom

Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it.   George Macdonald

If the Lord fails me at this time, it will be the first time.   George Mueller

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.   C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.   Søren Kierkegaard

I am so weak that I can hardly write, I cannot read my Bible, I cannot even pray, I can only lie still in God’s arms like a little child, and trust.   Hudson Taylor

It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent.   Jeremy Taylor

Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.   Martin Luther

 

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