Faith is the virtue by which, clinging-to the faithfulness of God, we lean upon him, so that we may obtain what he gives to us.
By: William Ames
Hence the end of the world should be awaited with all longing by all believers.
end of the world
From faith, hope, and love, the virtues of religion referring to God, there arises a double act which bears on the spiritual communion exercised between God and us; the hearing of the word and prayer.
Everyone who understands the nature of God rightly necessarily knows that God is to be believed and hoped in, that he is to be loved and called upon, and to be heard in all things.
The will of God is eternal because He does not begin to will what He did not will before, nor cease to will what He willed before.
In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker.
Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God's image.
In the exercise of God's efficiency, the decree of God comes first. This manner of working is the most perfect of all and notably agrees with the divine nature.
Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul.
The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin.
Participation in the blessings of the union with Christ comes when the faithful have all the things needed to live well and blessedly to God.
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