Repentance and faith act together

Status
Not open for further replies.

MW

Puritanboard Amanuensis
Robert Traill (The Lord's Prayer, John 17:24), Works 2:235:

They are unhappy people, and unskilful teachers, who take up repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 20:21, and think of them, and study to act them, as if they did interfere with one another; as if repentance were the fruit of the law, and faith the fruit of the gospel; as if they could be acted separately and apart. All gross mistakes. There is no saving grace in our heart, but is Christ’s work by his Spirit blessing the gospel. Repentance without faith is the devil’s repentance; and faith without repentance is the hypocrite’s faith. If they be true, they go together; if rightly acted, they act together. And as this sense of sin and self-vileness is inseparable from first believing, so it continueth in all the life of faith, in all true growing believers. David dieth with the acting of repentance and faith, 2 Sam. 23:5.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top