Faith in and of Christ

Regarded merely in itself, however, as Calvin used to say, faith is an empty vessel, for in faith it is upon the faithfulness of Christ that we rest and even the way in which we rest on him is sustained and undergirded by his unfailing faithfulness. Thus the very faith which we confess is the faith of Christ Jesus who loved us and gave himself for us in a life and death of utter trust and belief in God the Father. Our faith is altogether grounded in him who is “author and finisher,” on whom faith depends from start to finish.

—Thomas Torrance, “The Mediation of Christ in Our Human Response” in The Mediation of Christ, 94

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