Gospel grounds and
evidences of the faith of God's elect
by John Owen
||I. The nature of true
saving faith in securing of the spiritual comfort
of believers in this life, is of the highest importance.
||II. The way wherein true
faith does evidence itself in the souls and
consciences of believers, unto their supportment and comfort, under all
their conflicts with sin, in all their trials and temptations.
||III. Faith will evidence
itself by a diligent, constant endeavour to keep
itself and all grace in due exercise, in all ordinances of divine
worship, private and public.
||IV. A peculiar way whereby
true fait will evidence itself, by bringing
the soul into a state of repentance.
"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove
your own selves.
Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye
be reprobates?"--2 Cor.13:5