To stand in the faith is an unremitting struggle

Faith is not a condition in which one can rest when he has once attained it; to stand in the faith is at the same time an unremitting struggle, in which one can show himself more or less strong, in which it is possible to be weak and to be strong, to increase and to fall behind. But even so, as faith it is not qualified by weakness but by strength, not by stagnation but by progress, because it may share even now in the strength God has revealed in Christ (Herman Ridderbos, Paul: An Outline of His Theology).


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