Faith

Faith, obviously, is not a mere matter of feeling. It cannot be, because one’s feelings in this kind of condition can be very changeable. A Christian is not meant to be dejected when everything goes wrong. He is told to “rejoice”. Feelings belong to happiness alone, rejoicing takes in something much bigger than feelings; and if faith were a matter of feelings only, then when things go wrong and feelings change, faith will go.

But faith is not a matter of feelings only, faith takes up the whole man including his mind, his intellect, and his understanding. It is response to truth.

(Spiritual Depression – Its Causes and its Cures, 1965, p. 142) [Pictures Not Mine]

Faith takes up the whole man including his mind,
his intellect and his understanding.
It is a response to truth
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Comments 1

  • Really good stuff.

    “faith is not a matter of feelings only, faith takes up the whole man including his mind, his intellect, and his understanding. It is response to truth.”

    True faith is steadfast regardless of the rolling of the sea of emotion because it is anchored in the truth.

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