his soul to Jesus has found the clue to the maze!"
Modern unbelief is so short of the quality that it seized the label,
and has advertised itself as HONEST doubt. It was in dire need of
a character. We lift our feeble voice on behalf of HONEST FAITH.
PROFOUND THOUGHTS ON FAITH AND DOUBT
Possibly there may be some who are not so much averse to goodness as despondent about the attainment of it; it may be helpful to these to reflect that despondency is out of court when once God is concerned in a matter. In this case no doubt should enter, for God can raise the most polluted to innocence, since he is able to do all things. It is shocking to refuse to rely upon God because we do not wish to be pure; it is dishonoring to his glory to decline confidence in his power to elevate us because we are as yet so unrighteous. God is good, and it is a characteristic of a good being that he desires to make others good; God is omnipotent, and his power governs the world of mind as well as that of matter: it is clear that both will and ability are united in God concerning the object of our desire, namely, the purity and usefulness of our lives, and therefore we may with much alacrity fly to him, and with much hopefulness repose upon him.