“Fully Persuaded”

God promised that He would “persuade Japhet, and he should dwell in the tents of Shem,” (Genesis 9:27), and this work of persuading seems to be His working Faith in the minds of men by the power of the Holy Ghost. Hence God is said to send the gospel to the souls of men with “power, in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance” (1 Thessalonians 1:5). And the operation of this divine power put forth is said to produce Faith: “God fulfills all the good pleasure of His goodness, and the work of Faith with power” (2nd Thessalonians 1:11). This persuasion Paul asserts to be the Faith of Abraham, who was “fully persuaded that what God had promised He was able also to perform” (Romans 4:21).

William Huntington

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