Faith presupposes a knowing

Faith cannot be approached from the sphere of feeling, e.g., in the sense of heathen mysticism; neither can it be defined as an act of surrender, without a clear awareness as to that to which it surrenders itself or for which it decides, but faith presupposes a knowing, on which it rests and from which it ever and anew derives its strength (Herman Ridderbos, Paul: An Outline of His Theology).


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