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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." 

Testimony of E. J. Waggoner at 1899 GC

Testimony Given at Opening Meeting of General Conference 1899

My heart is full of thanksgiving to God this morning. I can not tell of so long an experience as some of these who have spoken before me; but I know that God is almighty now. He is good to-day. ''What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord." Goodness and mercy have followed me continually, and never more than since the last General Conference and during the last year.

Lessons on the Science of Faith-3

The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald

Vol. 75, No. 50.—Battle Creek, Mich., December 13, 1898,—p. 798.

"The knowledge of what the Scripture means when urging upon us the necessity of cultivating faith is more essential than any other knowledge that can be acquired." 

 The centurion desired that the Lord should do for him a certain thing. The Lord said, "I will come," and do it. The centurion said, No; "speak the word only," and it shall be done. 

Lessons on the Science of Faith-2

The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald

Vol. 75, No. 49.—Battle Creek, Mich., December 6, 1898,—p. 782.

"The knowledge of what the Scripture means when urging upon us the necessity of cultivating faith, is more essential than any other knowledge that can be acquired." 

In order to be able to know what the Scripture means when urging upon us the necessity of cultivating faith, it is essential to know, first of all, what is faith

The Faith of Abraham Was the Faith of Jesus.

Abraham received the promise of an heir and an inheritance, as recorded in Gen. 15:1-5; and verse 6 says, "He believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” In James 2:21-23 we are informed that the scripture quoted above had its fulfilment when Abraham offered up his son Isaac, about forty years after the events had occurred in connection with which the statement was made.

Commentary on Galatian 1:14

The Traditions of the Fathers, not the Religion of Christ.

Paul says, "I advanced in the Jews' religion beyond many of mine own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers." It is easy to see that "the Jews' religion" was not the religion of God and Jesus Christ, but was human tradition. People make a great mistake in considering "Judaism" as the religion of the Old Testament. The Old Testament no more teaches Judaism than the New Testament teaches Roman Catholicism.