And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.…
I. THE INVESTIGATION BY WHICH CHRIST'S EARTHLY FOLLOWERS GAINED FAITH IN HIS MISSION. Invited by Christ, they spend many hours with Him, and come away convinced of His Messiahship; He had nothing to conceal. The more they know the clearer His glory. In this He is a contrast to most of the world's heroes and an example to all teachers.
II. THE INVESTIGATION BY WHICH STUDENTS OF CHRIST'S BIOGRAPHY GAIN FAITH IN CHRIST'S CHARACTER, proving it to be —
III. THE INVESTIGATION BY WHICH STUDENTS OF HISTORY GAIN FAITH IN CHRIST'S INFLUENCE, proving its —
IV. THE INVESTIGATION BY WHICH INQUIRERS FOR PERSONAL SALVATION GAIN FAITH IN CHRIST HIMSELF. This faith can only be possessed by those who hold intelligent, devout, constant communion with Him.
(Urijah R. Thomas.)
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