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The Effect of Life on Faith.

The Effect of Life on Faith.

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BY THE RT. REV. A. C. HALL, D.D , LL.D.

Faith holds the position of extraordinary im-
portance which is attributed to it in the New Testa-
ment Scriptures^ because of two considerations, its
backward and its forward reach. (1) It depends
on life. It is a test of a man's past, of his obedience
to the light which has been vouchsafed. (2) It is a
motive — if strong and clear, a determining motive —
for his future conduct. It is these two aspects of
faith that we are considering in these lectures on the
Relations of Faith and Life, the effect of Faith on
Life and of J^ife on Faith.
BY THE RT. REV. A. C. HALL, D.D , LL.D.

Faith holds the position of extraordinary im-
portance which is attributed to it in the New Testa-
ment Scriptures^ because of two considerations, its
backward and its forward reach. (1) It depends
on life. It is a test of a man's past, of his obedience
to the light which has been vouchsafed. (2) It is a
motive — if strong and clear, a determining motive —
for his future conduct. It is these two aspects of
faith that we are considering in these lectures on the
Relations of Faith and Life, the effect of Faith on
Life and of J^ife on Faith.

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THE EFFECT OF LIFE ON FAITH. BY THE RT. REV. A. C. HALL, D.D , LL.D. Faith holds the position of extraordinary im-portance which is attributed to it in the New Testa-ment Scriptures^ because of two considerations, its backward and its forward reach. (1) It depends on life. It is a test of a man's past, of his obedience to the light which has been vouchsafed. (2) It is a motive — if strong and clear, a determining motive — for his future conduct. It is these two aspects of faith that we are considering in these lectures on the Relations of Faith and Life, the effect of Faith on Life and of J^ife on Faith. In the New Testament faith means more than an intellectual recognition of a statement as being ^ E.g. John vi. 28, 29. What must we do, that we may work the works of God ? This is the work of God, that ye believe in Him whom He sent. Acts xvi. 30, 31. What must I do to be saved ? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. Acts X. 43. To Him bear all the prophets witness, that through
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His name every one that believeth on Him shall receive remission of sins. Mark xvi. 16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned. 4 49 50 FAITH AND LIFE true in fact, or of a person as really possessing the power or position which he claims. It means trust in him whose word we accept, obedience and self-surrender to him whose claims we acknowledge.* Mons. Auguste Sabatier in his Religions of Authority and the Religion of the Spirit, makes much of a dis-tinction between Faith and Belief, "reserving the first expression for that act of heart and will — an essentially moral act — whereby man accepts the gift of God and his forgiveness, and consecrates himself to him, and applying the second to that intellectual act by which the mind gives its consent to a historic fact and to a doctrine." "That which saves the soul," he continues, "is faith, not belief."^ Most true; because in apostolic use and judgment that
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* Bishop Westcott says, "Faith inckides three elements: 1. A conviction of the truth of that to which it is directed. 2. A quickening of love by which the conviction is made personal confidence. 3. A readiness for action corresponding to the conviction." The Historic Faith, p. 175-Compare Peter Lombard (lib. Ill, distinct. XXIII, 4), Aliud est enim credere in Deum, aliud credere Deo, aliud credere Deum. Credere Deo, est credere vera esse quae loquitur, quod et mali faciunt, et nos credimus homini, sed non in hominem. Credere Deum, est credere quod ipse sit Deus, quod etiam mali faciunt. Credere in Deum, est credendo amare, credendo in eum ire, credendo ei adhaerere et ejus membris incorporari. Per hanc fidem justificatur impius, ut deinde ipsa fides incipiat per dilec-tionem operari. See Note C, p. 84. 2 Page 335. THE EFFECT OF LIFE ON FAITH 51
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