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On the Character of Faith.

On the Character of Faith.

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REV. R. MOREHEAD, A. M.

ST JOHN, XX. 29.

" Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because tkou
hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed
are they that have not seen, and yet have
believed"
REV. R. MOREHEAD, A. M.

ST JOHN, XX. 29.

" Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because tkou
hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed
are they that have not seen, and yet have
believed"

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ON THE CHARACTER OF FAITH. REV. R. MOREHEAD, A. M.ST JOHN, XX. 29. " Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because tkou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed" 1 HESE words, my brethren, convey much useful instruction to those who, like us, live in the latter ages of the Gospel. They are the words of our Lord to St Thomas, occasioned by that singular incredulity with which this apostle received the ac-counts of his master's resurrection. After THE CHARACTER OF FAITH. 49 having removed his doubts, by affording him all the evidence which he required,
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or which the fact was capable of receiving, our Lord reproves him, but in very gentle language, for the want of faith which he had shewn. " Thomas, (says he) be-cause thoii hast seen me thou hast believed ; blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." It is evident, that we in this age of the world, stand very much in the situation in which St Thomas stood before our Lord appeared to him. We have not seen, and yet, I trust, we believe ! There are, however, some in this age, who will tell us, that our belief is falla-cious and vain ; who will deride the pro-mises in which we trust, and affirm that there are no grounds for those hopes which we have set before us. If, at any time, we feel our minds giving way to .such representations, or are dazzled by D
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50 THE CHARACTER OF FAITH. the plausible ingenuity with which they may be supported, let us call to our re-collection the memorable words of our .Lord, that although we have not seen, although we have not received the high-est evidences, we are yet blessed if we believe : The words, my brethren, are very affecting, and very important ; and I trust, that I shall be usefully employed in drawing from them a few obvious re-flections, In the first place, then, it is apparent, that when our Saviour tells us We are blessed if we believe, he cannot possibly mean to recommend that we should be-lieve any thing which we have not good grounds for believing. He cannot mean that we should take our opinions upon
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