salvation thus wrought out for them by the Kalimatu’llah, He has sent the Holy Spirit of God, the third Hypostasis of the Holy Trinity, to convince them of sin and of their need of a Saviour, and to enlighten their hearts by making known to them the riches of the Gospel, thus leading them to seek, obtain, and enjoy eternal life.

Let it not fail to be noticed that the proof of the truth of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity is the same as that upon which depends belief in the life after death, belief in the Resurrection Day, and belief in all other doctrines which involve faith and distinguish worshippers of the One True God from all heathens and polytheists: that is to say, the fact that all these doctrines alike are revealed in the Word (كلام) of God.

We now proceed to show very briefly how we may in our own hearts realize the salvation which the Lord Jesus Christ offers us, and how we may through Him obtain eternal life (John xvii. 1-3) and all the other great blessings which God is willing to bestow on His creatures.

According to the teaching of the New Testament, it is only through a living trust in and reliance upon Christ (Acts iv. 12; xvi. 31; 1 John iii. 23) that we can become heirs of those unspeakable joys and blessings and of those "things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, and which entered not into the heart of man, whatsoever things God prepared for them that love Him" (1 Cor. ii. 9). Faith in Christ does not mean merely an acknowledgement that His teaching is true. It means a perfect trust in a living, loving Saviour, who came into the world to save sinners (I Tim. i. 15) from their sins (Matt. i. 21), and who is able to save to the uttermost all that come unto God through Him (Heb. vii. 25). Such a living faith unites us spiritually to Christ (John xv. 4-10), and makes us in Him Children of God (John i. 12, 13; I John iii. 1-12). It strengthens us to break loose


from the love of sin and from slavery1 to the Devil, to cast away the works of darkness,2 to walk worthy of the holy calling wherewith we are called, walking in the light as children of light (John viii. 12; xii. 35, 36).

But, since man cannot by his own power acquire such a living faith in Christ, God has therefore, of His great love for mankind, provided for us the grace of His Holy Spirit, in order that His gracious influence upon our spirits may give us spiritual life and strengthen us to believe in Christ, unless we determinately oppose His benign influence.

We have already seek that Christ is The Word of God, the only true Divine Manifestation. It is clear therefore that only through Him can man come to God (John xiv. 6). Hence without faith in Christ men cannot be accepted in God's sight, and cannot obtain forgiveness of their sins. The Holy Spirit therefore urges men to repent of their unbelief and of all their other sins, to embrace the salvation freely offered by Christ, and to forsake sin. He shows us the evil state of our own hearts, convicts us of sin, and warns us of the coming judgement (John xvi. 8). He urges us to seek reconciliation with God through the one propitiation once offered by Christ (Heb. x. 10-14). Those who follow the gracious guidance of the Holy Spirit are justified through their faith in Christ, and have peace with God through Him (Rom. v. 1). He gives them the peace of heart which the world cannot give (John xiv. 27). Then the penitent sinner is freed from the fear and dread which he previously felt on account of his sins, the burden which pressed like a mountain on his spirit is removed and cast into the fathomless sea of God's mercy (Matt. xxi. 21; Mark xi. 23). His inner darkness is dispelled and heavenly light shines into his heart, for the love of God now reigns there, and God is known to him as his Heavenly Father

1 John viii. 34-36.
2 Rom. xiii. 12; Eph. v. 11; Col. i. 13; I Thess. v. 4, 5; 1 Pet. ii. 9; 1 John i. 6.