ON THE NAME OF À BELIEVER.
Since the salvation of Jesus Christ in the Gospel is only
to be obtained by faith, the name of believer is a very
proper one to distinguish his disciples from the rest of the
world. It denotes both that they receive all that God
has revealed of his Son, and that they derive from be-
lieving, the whole of that character which makes them
differ from others. It shows that they seek every bless-
ing through believing, and that this is their first and most
important business? As St. Paul writes of himself, it is
to be said of them all, they" live by the faith of the Son
of God, who loved them, and gave himself for them "."
All, therefore, with whom this is the case, are not only
believing in God, but also living to Him; because by this