Biblical faith, as used in Romans 10:9-10 not only
involves the whole man, it also must have Jesus
Christ as its object. Christ, the object of faith
considered under five heads:
1. His incarnation
2. His life
3. His death
4. His resurrection
5. His ascension
Faith does not build upon itself; it rests on no
graces, raptures, meltings, communing, fightings, or
praying and groaning. It builds upon Christ alone.
Secondly, it is the nature of Gospel faith to trust
the righteousness and death of another (spec. Jesus
Christ). Effectual calling, then, must include
enlightening the mind spiritually and savingly to
understand the gospel. Faith is the grace that comes
from God and enables us to believe.
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Dr. Richard Bacon was born in 1946 and has been married to wife Debby since 1971. He received his education at Memphis State University (BA), now University of Memphis, Whitefield Seminary (M.A.R.; M.Div.; and Ph.D.), and Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Th.M; Th.D.). His...