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1 Thess. i. 2, a. We give thanks to God always for you, remembering your work of faith and labour of love. Col. ii. 13.
2 Thess. i. 3. We are bound to thank God always for you brethren, because your faith groweth exceedingly.
Ver. 11. We pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.
XVII. Christ the author of faith. Luke xvii. 5. The apostles said, Lord increase our faith.
1 Tim. i. 13. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, was exceeding abundant with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.
Heb. xii. 1. Let us run with patience, the race set before us, looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
1 Pet. i. 21. Ye by him do believe in God, who raised him from the dead.
2 Pet. i. 1. To them that have obtained like precious faith with us, through the righteousness of God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ. See Eph. vi. 23. 2 Thess. i. 12.
The Holy Ghost the author of faith. I Cor. xii. 8. To one is given by the Spirit, the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge.
Ver. 9. To another faith, by the same Spirit.
"Cor. iv. 13. We having the same Spirit of faith, we also believe.
Gal. v. 22. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.
XVIII. Subordinate mean of faith, is God's word. John xx. 31. These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God. Rom. i. 16. 1 John v. 3. Rev. i. 19.
XIX. A goxpel ministry the means of faith. John. i. 7. John came for a witness that all men might believe. Acts xix. 4.
xvii. 20. Jesus said, I pray not for those alone which thou gavest me out of the world, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.
xix. 35. He that saw bare record, that ye might believe.
Acts. ii. 41. At hearing Peter's sermon, were added to the church about three thousand souls.
iv. 4. Many that heard the word believed.
viii. 12. Tney believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of the Lord Jesus. Ver. 13.
Acts xi. 21. The hand of the Lord was with the apostles, and a great number believed.
xiv. 1. Paul and Barnabas so spake that a great number believed.
xv. 7. Paul said, God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
xvii. 2. Paul reasoned out of the scriptures, &c.
Ver. 4. And some of the Jews believed, of the devout Greeks a. great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
Ver. 34. Certain men clave to Paul, and believed. See Acts xviii. 4, 8, 27, 28.—xix. 9.
xxvi. 17. Jesus said to Paul, I send thee to the Gentiles to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God.
Acts. xxvi. 18. That they may receive forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Rom. i. 5. By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith.
x. 8. The word is nigh thee, the word of faith which we preach.
Ver. 14. How shall they call upon him on whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Ver. 15. And how shall they preach except they be sent?
Ver. 17. So faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
xvi. 25, 26. The mystery which was kept secret, is now made known to all nations for the obedience of faith.
1 Cor. i 21. It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to sav« them that believe.
iii. 5. Who is Paul or Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man.
Ver. 6. I have planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. Ver. 7.
xv. 2. I have delivered unto you the gospel by which ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
Ver. 11. So we preach, and so ye believed.
2 Cor. i. 14. Not that we have dominion over your faith, but aro helpers of your joy.
Eph. ii. 20. Ye are all built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief comer stone.
iv. 11. Christ gave some apostles, and some prophets, and somo evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.
Ver. 12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
Ver. 13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of th« knowledge of the Son of God unto a perfect man.
Phil. i. 25. I shall continue with you for your furtherance and joy of faith.
ii. 17. If I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy and rejoice with you all.
1 Thess. ii. 3. We sent Timotheus to establish and comfort you, concerning your faith.
Ver. 10. Praying that we might see your face, and perfect that which is lacking in your faith.
Heb. xiii. 7. Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God, whose faith follow.
1 John i. 3. That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you.
THE GOSPEL CALLED FAITH, AND THE LAW OF FAITH.
Rom. iii. 27. Boasting is excluded by the law of faith.
x. 8. The word of faith which we preach.
Gal. i. 23. Paul preached the faith which once he destroyed.
Gal. iii. 2. Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Ver. 5.
Ver. 23. Before faith came we were shut up unto the faith that should afterward be revealed. Ver. 25. See 1 Tim. i. 4.—v. 8. Jude ver. 3. Rev. ii. 13.
XX. Promises to faith, justification to believing in God, promised. Gen. xv. 6. Abram believed in the Lord, and he counted it to him for righteousness. Rom. iv. 3, 9. Gal. iii. 6. Jam. ii. 23.
John v. 24. Jesus said, he that heareth my words and believeth on him that sent one, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life. See Luke i. 45.
XXI. Justification to believing in Christ promised. Acts xiii. 39. By him all that believe are justified from all things, from which they could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Rom. iii. 21. The righteousness of God (i. c. justification) without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets.
Ver. 22. Even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon all that believe.
Ver. 25. Jesus Christ hath God set forth, to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins.
Ver. 26. To declare his righteousness, that he might be just, and the justifier of them that believe in Jesus.
Ver. 28. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Ver. 30. God shall justify the circumeision by faith, and the uncircumeision through faith.
Rem. iv. 5. He that worketh not but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted to him for righteousness, or justification.
v. I. Being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
x. 4. Christ is the end of the law for righteousness (or justification) to every one that believeth.
xi. 20. Thou standest by faith. 2 Cor. i. 24.
Ver. 23. The Jews, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in.
Ver. 26. And so all Israel shall be saved. Ver. S0, 31, 32.
Gal. ii. 16. A man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ'.
Ver. 21. If righteousness came by the law, then is Christ dead in vain.
iii. 8. The scripture foreseeing that God would justify the heathen, through faith preached before the gospel to Abram, saying, in the« shall all nations be blessed. Gen. xii. 3.
Ver. 9. So they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Ver. 11. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for the just shall live by faith. Hub. ii. 4. Rom.i. 17. Heb. x. 38.
Gal. in. 12. And the law is not of faith, but the man that doth these things shall live in them.
Ver. 22. The scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Ver. 24. The law was our school-master to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
v. 5. We through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness (or justification) through faith.
Ver. 6. In Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumeision, but faith which worketh by love.
Phil, iii- 8. I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but dung that I may win Christ.
Ver. 9. And be found in him not having mine own righteousness which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.
Ver. 10. That I might know him and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his death.
XXII. Adoption, or being the sans of God, promised. John i. 12. To as many as received Christ, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
Gal. iii. 26. Ye are all the children of God by faith in Jesus Christ. Rom. viii. 17.
XXIII. God's love promised to believers in Christ. John xvi. 27. The Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
XXIV. Christ prayeth for believers. John xvii. 20. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.
XXV. The sins of believers pardoned. Acts x. 42. Whosoever believeth on me shall receive the remission of sins. Ch. xiii. 38.
Rom. iii. 2 5. Him hath God set forth to be a propitiation througk faith in his blood, to declare his righteousnes for the remission of sins.
XXVI. The holy Spirit is given to believers. John vii 38. Jesus said, he that beleiveth on me, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living waters.
Ver. 39. This spake he of the Spirit which they that believe on him should receive.
Gal, iii. 13. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law.
Ver. 14. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles, through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of th« Spirit through faith.
XXVII. They have light and direction. John xii. 36. Believe i.,i the light (that is, in Christ. Ch. i. 9.—viii. 12.—ix. 5.)
Ver. 46. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believcth on me shall not abide in darkness.
XXVIII. They have grace and peace. 2 Pet. i. 1, 2. To them that have obtained like precious faith with us: grace aud peaoti be multiI li«d. Piom. v. :. A a
XXIX. They have joy and comfort. John xiv. 1. Let not your hearts be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me.
1 Cor. xv. 12. The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing.
I.Pet. i. 8. In whom (Christ) believing ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
1 John v. 10. He that believeth on the Son of God, hath the witness in himself.
John viii. 56. Abraham saw Christ's day and was glad.
XXX. Christ is precious to them. 2 Thess. i. 10. He shall come to be glorified in his saints, and admired in all them that believe.
1 Pet. ii. 1. To them that believe he is precious.
• XXXI. They have access to God in prayer. Eph. iii. 12. In Christ 'we have boldness, and access with confidence by the faith of him.
XXXII. Sanctification by faith. Acts xv. 9. God purifying their hearts by faith.
xxvi. 18. That they may receive an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.
XXXIII. Salvation by faith in God. Dan. vi. 23. No manner of hurt was found upon Daniel, (in the lion's den) because he believed in his God.
XXXIV. Salvation to Christians by faith in Christ. Isa. xxviii. 16. Thus saith the Lord God, behold I lay in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation, he that believeth shall not make haste. Rom. ix. 33.—x. 11. He that believeth shall not be ashamed. 1 Pet. ii. 6. He that believeth shall not be confounded.
Mark. xvi 15. Jesus said, preach the gospel:
Ver. 16. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved, he that believeth not shall be damned.
John iii. 14. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.
Ver. 15. That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Ver. 16. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Ver. 17. God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
• Ver. 18. He that believeth is not condemned, he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name ot the only begotten Son of God.
Ver. 36. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life, and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.
vi. 35. Jesus said, he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Ver. 40. This is the will of him that sent me, that every one that secth the Son and believeth on him, may have everlasting life. and I will raise him up at the last day.
Ver. 47. He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
xi. 25. He that believeth on me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.