To the Extent That We Turn Our Backs on Evils Because They Are Sins, We Have Faith and Are Spiritual (Continued)

As just mentioned, these beliefs seem to require faith only. But the thinking in our understandingis a manifestation of the love tht belongs to our will; that love is the underlying reality of the thinking in our understanding (see Section 43 above). That is, if we will to do something because of love, we want to do it–we want to think it, we want to understand it, and we want to say it. Or in other owrds, whatever we love because of intent we love to do, we love to think, we love to understand, and we love to say.

Then too, when we turn our backs on evils because they sins we are in the Lord, as explained above [Sections 18-31], and the Lord is doing everything. That is why the Lord said to those who were asking him what they should do in order to work the works of God, “This is th work of God, that you believe in the one whom he has sent” (John 6:29). Believing in the Lord is not simply thinking that he exists but is also doing what he says, as he tells us elsewhere [Matthew 7:24].

from Life/Faith (New Cdentury Edition), Section 48

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