Thursday, December 6, 2007
Feast of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326
If I now want to add something of my own (i.e., inner assurances) to this faith, if this great and glorious faith is defective, and saves me not, till I can add my own sense, and my own feeling to it, at such a time or place, is not this saying in the plainest manner, that faith alone cannot justify me? ... All I would say of these inward delights and enjoyments, is only this, they are not holiness, they are not piety, they are not perfection, but they are God’s gracious allurements, and calls to seek after holiness and spiritual perfection.
... William Law (1686-1761), Christian Regeneration , in Works of Rev. William Law, v. V, London: G. Moreton, 1893, pp. 174, 178
(see the book; see also Gal. 2:16; more at Assurance, Authenticity, Call, Faith, God, Grace, Holiness, Perfection, Salvation)
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