The Faith of Devils

“You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe – and shudder! Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?”                (James 2:19-20)

“Those people who have a faith which allows them to think lightly of past sin, have the faith of devils, and not of God’s elect….Such who think sin a trifle and have never sorrowed on account of it, may know that their faith is not genuine. Such men as have a faith which allows them to live carelessly in the present, who say, ‘Well, I am saved by a simple faith’, …and enjoy the carnal pleasures and the lusts of the flesh, such men are liars; they have not the faith which will save the soul.” Charles Spurgeon, quoted in Iain Murray, The Forgotten Spurgeon, p. 110.

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