How do we receive faith? Is it merely by saying, "I believe"? Or is it the product of a process? Many talk about faith in Jesus Christ--its importance, nature, use, and application. But they may not know there is process of faith that leads to its development and release. Discover how to receive faith, and the relationship between faith and grace that is so important in the Christian walk. Readers will learn:
Jesus feeds a crowd is a delightful retelling of the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000, especially for under 5s. It features full-colour photographic spreads of the much-loved Bible Friends characters from the award-winning Big Bible Storybook. This board book is perfectly sized for small hands, with short text for a parent or carer to read to the child.
The salvation of Christians thus depends neither on the reading nor on the understanding of the sacred books, but on the belief that these books are divine. If, unfortunately, the reading or examination of any one, does not coincide with the decisions, interpretations, and commentaries of the church, he is in danger of being ruined, and of incurring eternal damnation. To read the gospel, he must commence with being disposed blindly to believe all which that book contains; to examine the gospel, he must be previously resolved to find nothing there but the holy and the adorable; in fine, to understand the gospel, he must entertain a fixed persuasion, that the priests can never be themselves deceived, or wish to deceive others in the manner they explain it. "Believe, (say they, ) believe on our words that this book is the work of God himself; if you dare to doubt it, you shall be damned. Are you unable to comprehend any thing which God reveals to you there? Believe evermore: God has revealed himself that he may not be understood.-"The glory of God is to conceal his word;"-(Prov. xxv. 2.) or rather, by speaking, in a mysterious manner, does not God intimate that he wishes every one to refer it to us, to whom he has confided his important secrets? A truth, of which you must not doubt, seeing that we persecute in this world, and damn in the other, whoever dares to question the testimony which we bear to ourselves." This book is an analytical inquiry into the Christian gospels.
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