Testament, became a convert to Christianity, when
asked why he wanted to be baptized, replied, "Jesus
is alive, and Mohammed is dead; how can a dead
man save?" He was right. Saving efficacy be-
longs only to a living Saviour; and it is because
the atoning, redeeming Christ has not passed beyond
human reach that sinful men can experience his
To be real and vital, faith must, therefore, take
hold of the glorious truth that Christ is now alive.
The quality of faith is determined by its object.
Faith in a living Christ is a living faith. A mere
historical faith, that is, a faith which has regard
to the record of what Christ has done, gives an
historical Christ; but a faith which has regard to
what Christ is now doing gives the Christian's Christ
*Re-post from 9/25/15