Faith, Saving.

“As in other things ’tis the dictate of the understanding, in conjunction with the clearness and liveliness of the idea, that determines the will, so it is in heavenly things: ’tis the determination of the understanding that the offer of the gospel is true, in conjunction with a clear and sensible idea of the excellence of it, that is true faith.

A man may in a sort believe that good people shall be happy forever, but have no notion of the excellence of such an happiness; and therefore it influences not his actions.”

Jonathan Edwards, Miscellanies #212, (paragraphing added)

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