Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
knowledge + evidence = truth
God’s words + no evidence = truth = faith
Saving Faith = Notitia + Assensus + Fiducia
Notitia = Knowing = 知道福音的内容
Assensus = Assenting = 认同福音的真实性
Fiducia = Trusting and Obeying = 信靠耶稣为主
Catholicism: Justification = faith + works
Antinomianism: Justification = faith – works
Reformed: Faith = justification + works
Repentance is running from sin, and faith is running to God. Same direction, same action. They are the two sides of the same coin.
Repentance = Running from sin = Running to God = Faith
Fear-based repentance is running to God without Christ.
Joy-based repentance is running to God in Christ.
Attrition = fear of punishment
Contrition = a broken and contrite heart = true faith