Forsyth on Faith

‘We take refuge in what He believed when we are not sure about what we can. We trust His faith in men when experience shakes our own. We rest on His knowledge of the world, on His belief in divine power and human possibility, on His confidence in what He and His work did for men. We trust His experience and His judgment more than our own. When we cannot trust our wishes, hopes, or forecasts of human destiny, we can rest on His faith in it who secured it. If all the facts were against us, He is the fact that outweighs them all. And we both recover and complete our faith by being compelled to trust His.’ – P. T. Forsyth, ‘Faith and Experience’, Wesleyan Methodist Magazine 123 (1900), 417.

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