not such in the teaching of our Lord. It was aliving word; it stood for a vital truth. It did notstand for a theological conception, but expresseda human experience. It is in that vital and prac-tical sense that I use the term. We may say,speaking broadly, that Christian faith consists of belief and trust. I suppose the apostles did notthus analyze faith; they did not consciously an-alyze it at all; no more did Adam analyze theatmosphere of paradise; but then, as now, theatmosphere was composed of its constituent ele-ments, and in the days of our Lord, as now, faithhad its elements of belief and trust.1. In order to the possession and exercise of 164 COQUERIG FORCES.Christian faith man must believe the essentialteachings of the Christian system. I will notundertake to state with exactness just what theessentials of Christian faith are — just how mucha man must believe, how large his creed must bein order to have a Christian faith. But he mustbelieve in the living God, the God revealed inChrist — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit ;he must believe in Jesus Christ as the Saviour of man and the Deliverer of the world; he mustbelieve in man as a being, capable and worthy of salvation; he must believe in a trustworthy rec-ord of God's revelation of himself and of his willconcerning man. This much, at least, is involvedin Christian faith. This faith is wholly rational.It rests upon evidence. We believe these greatteachings of Christianity for the same reason thatwe believe the facts of American history or theprinciples of physical science because there issufficient evidence to assure us of their truth.