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Repentance and the Lordship Controversy

By Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio: Direct Link:  Repentance and the Lordship Controversy | SermonAudio

Of Saving Faith

Westminster Confession of Faith  (1646) Chapter XIV I. The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls , [1] is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts, [2] and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the Word, [3] by which also, and by the administration of the sacraments, and prayer, it is increased and strengthened. [4] II. By this faith, a Christian believes to be true whatsoever is revealed in the Word, for the authority of God Himself speaking therein; [5] and acts differently upon that which each particular passage thereof contains; yielding obedience to the commands, [6] trembling at the threatenings, [7] and embracing the promises of God for this life, and that which is to come. [8] But the principal acts of saving faith are accepting, receiving, and resting upon Christ alone for justification, sanctification, and eternal life, by virtue of the covenant of grace. [9] III. This faith is different in degrees, weak or