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john dagg oldEverybody has some kind of faith these days. We often hear about having faith in ourselves or having faith that things will get better. But do we have the right kind of faith? Christian faith is much more specific than the faith we regularly hear about. Here is food for thought about Christian faith from an old theologian named John Dagg.

“The Gospel addresses men as sinners, and presents Christ to them as the Saviour of sinners; and the faith in Christ which it requires, is the receiving of the truth which it declares concerning Christ… True faith receives Christ entire, as he is presented in the Gospel. If any part of his character, of his offices, or of his doctrine, is unwelcome to the heart, true faith does not dwell there. A perfect knowledge of Christ is not necessary to true faith: otherwise true faith would be impossible: for the riches of Christ are unsearchable, and his love passeth knowledge. But the true believer delights in Christ, just so far as he has knowledge of him; and desires to know more of him, that he may be more filled with his love.”

(Taken from A Manual of Theology.)

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