I think I may say that, while faith is the simplest thing in all the world, yet it is one of the most difficult upon which to write; because from its very importance, our soul begins to tremble while speaking of it, and then we are not able to describe it so clearly as we would.
I intend, by God's help, to put together sundry thought upon faith, each of which I may have spoken at different times, but which have not been collected before, and which, I have no doubt, have been misunderstood from the want of their having been put together in their proper consecutive order. I shall say a little on each of these points:
***1***The object of faith; or, to what it looks.
**2**The reason of faith; or, why doth any man believe, and whence doth his faith come?
**3**The ground of the sinner's faith; or, on what ground he dares to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
**4**The warrant of faith; or, why it dares to trust in Christ.
**5**The result of faith; or, how it speeds when it comes to Christ.
**6**The satisfactory declaration made in Scripture concerning those who have faith.
**7**Misapprehensions respecting faith, by reason of which Christians are often cast down.
**8**What this faith includes.
**9**What this faith excludes.