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Confession of Faith Ratification Act 1690

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Chap. xiv. Of saving Faith S


THE grace of faith whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls is the work of the spirit of Christ in their hearts and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the word by which also and by the administration of the sacraments and prayer it is increased and strengthened


BY this faith a christian believeth to be true whatsoever is revealed in the word from the authority of God himself speaking therein and acteth differently upon that which each particular passage thereof containeth yielding obedience to the commands trembling at the threatnings and embraceing the promises of God for this life and that which is to come But the principall acts of saving faith are accepting receiving and resting upon Christ alone for justification sanctification and eternall life by virtue of the Covenant of Grace


THIS faith is different in degrees weak or strong may be often and many wayes assailed and weakened but gets the victory growing up in many to the attainment of a full assurance through Christ who is both the author and finisher of our faith

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