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2012 Posts, William Gurnall

Faith is a compounded habit

William Gurnall, a very wise puritan, wrote advice on discerning true faith from the false.

“Assent to the truth of the Word of God is but an act of the understanding, which reprobates and devils may exercise. But justifying faith is a compounded habit, and has its seat both in the understanding and the will; and, therefore, called ‘believing with the heart’ (Romans 10:10) yea, a ‘believing with all the heart’ (Acts 8:37).”

About bishopmichaelreid

Michael Reid believes by building on the foundation of our biblically based family ethos, and maintaining a focus of miracles, healing and faith, the church can expand under God-anointed leadership – regardless of ‘qualification’. There are countless examples throughout history of God using men as leaders, oftentimes, when according to human logic, they might seem unqualified for the job. Such was the case with Bishop Michael Reid, an atheist policeman, whose life was transformed by the grace of God in a meeting led by late Demos Shakarian [founder of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International]. At the meeting under divine instruction God told Demos “Go get that man, I have a work for him to do” and Bishop Reid’s life in Christ began. As he started in the work God had given him, Bishop Reid quickly discovered God had given him the gifts of healing, discernment, knowledge and deliverance. He has been operating in these gifts – praying for the sick and preaching the gospel ever since with miracles and healing following.

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