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God Helps Those Who Can't Help Themselves

"OUT of the depths have I cried unto Thee, 0 Lord." Ps. 130:1. And he did not cry in vain. The depths from which he cried were the depths of sin; for he said, "If Thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquity, 0 Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with Thee, that Thou mayest be feared." "Let Israel hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities." So out of the depths of iniquity we may cry to the Lord, with the assurance that He will gladly help us.

Clothed and Filled With Righteousness

No one has anything in him out of which righteousness can be made. Thus the righteousness of God is put, literally, into and upon all that believe. Then they are both clothed with righteousness, and filled with it, according to the Scripture. In fact, they then become "the righteousness of God" in Christ. And how is this accomplished? God declares His righteousness upon the one who believes. To declare is to speak.

Lessons on the Science of Faith-6

The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald

Vol. 76, No. 1.—Battle Creek, Mich., January 3, 1899,—p. 8.

Faith is the expecting the word of God to do what the word says, and depending upon that word to do what the word says. 

When this is clearly discerned, it is perfectly easy to see how it is that "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." 

Lessons on the Science of Faith-5

The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald

Vol. 75, No. 52.—Battle Creek, Mich., December 27, 1898,—p. 832.

Faith is the expecting the word of God to do what it says, and the depending upon that word to do what it says. 

As that is faith, and as faith comes by the word of God, it is plain that the word of God, in order to inculcate faith, must teach that the word has in itself power to accomplish what itself says. 

Lessons on the Science of Faith-4

The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald

Vol. 75, No. 51.—Battle Creek, Mich., December 20, 1898,—p. 814.

WHEN the centurion said to Jesus that he need not "come and heal" his servant, but that if he would "speak the word only," the servant would be healed, Jesus "said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel."