Faith: The Cause Of Love

The third conclusion is that true faith works by love. Hence the papists gather that love is the form and life of faith, not because it makes faith to be faith but because it makes it to be a true faith., a good faith, a lively faith. But this their doctrine is false and erroneous. For faith is the cause of love, and love is the fruit of faith. “Loe out of a pure heart, good conscience, and faith unfeigned” (1 Tim 1:5).

William Perkins (1558–1602) | Commentary on Galatians in The Works of William Perkins (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2015), 332.



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