Faith is knowledge passing into conviction, and it is conviction passing into confidence.
- Trust. Faith is knowledge passing into conviction, and it is conviction passing into confidence. Faith cannot stop short of self-commitment to Christ, a transference of reliance upon ourselves and all human resources to reliance upon Christ alone for salvation. It is a receiving and resting upon him. It is here that the most characteristic act of faith appears; it is engagement of person to person, the engagement of the sinner as lost to the person of the Saviour able and willing to save. Faith, after all, is not belief of propositions of truth respecting the Saviour, however essential an ingredient of faith such belief is. Faith is trust in a person, the person of Christ, the Son of God and Saviour of the lost. It is entrustment of ourselves to him. It is not simply believing him; it is believing in him and on him.
Murray, J. (1955). Redemption: Accomplished and Applied (pp. 111–112). Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
- If God be an incomparable God, then incomparable service and worship is due to him.
- There is no death of sin without the death of Christ.
- Rabboni! – The Finest Expository Sermon
- It is impossible for us to imagine a spot more radiant with light and joy than was this immediately after the resurrection.
- All eschatological interpretation of history, when united to a strong religious mentality cannot but produce the finest practical theological fruitage.