Lesson 9: The Existential Perspective: Intending Good
Section 2: Motive of Faith


II. Motive of Faith

A. Saving Faith

  1. Means of Initial Salvation

  2. Ongoing Commitment

B. Repentance

C. Hope

1. How does Dr. Frame define "saving faith"?

2. Explain the illustration of the paint brush to explain saving faith.

3. What is justification, as expressed in Romans 5:1-2?

4. Explain the meaning of repentance.

5. What role do repentance and good works have in our salvation?

6. What point does Dr. Frame make about faith from the story of Abram?

7. What role does the mind play in faith?

8. What is the main point of Hebrews 11?

9. In what sense are repentance and faith "two sides of the same coin"?

10. How does The Westminster Shorter Catechism answer the question, "Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?" 

11. What was the first thesis of the 95 Theses that Martin Luther posted on the door of the Wittenberg church in 1517?

12. How does Dr. Frame define "hope"?

13. Make sure you are familiar with the contents of the following Bible passages:

Genesis 15:6
Galatians 2:20
Hebrews 10:38-39
James 2:17-18
Hebrews 12:2-3


1. Did this lesson change your understanding of saving faith? In what way? Do you have such saving faith? How did you come to have it?

2. How has your ongoing faith been an inner "motive" for your ethical judgments? Give an example.

3. Did any of the Bible passages speak to you in a special way? Explain why.
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