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A proud faith is as much a contradiction as a humble devil.

    Author: Stephen Charnock
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Providence would seem to sleep unless faith and prayer awaken it. The disciples had but little faith in their Master's accounts, yet that little faith awakened him in a storm, and he relieved them. Unbelief doth only discourage God from showing his power in taking our parts.

    Author: Stephen Charnock

Without faith we are not fit to desire mercy, without humility we are not fit to receive it, without affection we are not fit to value it, without sincerity we are not fit to improve it. Times of extremity contribute to the growth and exercise of these qualifications.

    Author: Stephen Charnock

Faith and works should travel side by side, step answering to step, like the legs of men walking. First faith, and then works; and then faith again, and then works again--until they can scarcely distinguish which is the one and which is the other.

    Author: William Booth
    Source: The Founder's Messages to Soldiers, Christianity Today, October 5, 1992, p. 48.

We must stress that the basis for our faith is neither experience nor emotion but the truth as God has given it in verbalized, prepositional form in the Scripture and which we first of all apprehend with our minds.

    Author: Francis Schaeffer
    Source: The New Super-Spirituality, IVP, 1972, p. 24.

Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man's power ends.

    Author: George Mueller

Faith has nothing to do with feelings or with impressions, with improbabilities or with outward experiences. If we desire to couple such things with faith, then we are no longer resting on the Word of God, because faith needs nothing of the kind. Faith rests on the naked Word of God. When we take Him at His Word, the heart is at peace.

    Author: George Mueller

Faith is the assurance that the thing which God has said in His word is true, and that God will act according to what He has said in his word... Faith is not a matter of impressions, nor of probabilities, nor of appearances.

    Author: George Mueller
    Source: Man of Faith.

God delights to increase the faith of His children. We ought, instead of wanting no trials before victory, no exercise for patience, to be willing to take them from God's hands as a means. Trials, obstacles, difficulties and sometimes defeats, are the very food of faith.

    Author: George Mueller

I have joyfully dedicated my whole life to the object of exemplifying how much may be accomplished by prayer and faith.

    Author: George Mueller

Faith upholds a Christian under all trials, by assuring him that every painful dispensation is under the direction of his Lord; that chastisements are a token of His love; that the season, measure, and continuance of his sufferings, are appointed by Infinite Wisdom, and designed to work for his everlasting good; and that grace and strength shall be afforded him, according to his need.

    Author: John Newton
    Source: Letters.

Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God.

    Author: John Stott

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