True Evangelical Faith

But here lies the trial of faith truly evangelical. Its steady beholding of the Sun of Righteousness proves it genuine and from above. And let them take heed who find their heart remiss or cold in the exercise of it. When men begin to satisfy themselves with general hopes of mercy in God, without continual respect unto the interposition and mediation of Christ, whereinto their hope and trust is resolved, there is a decay in their faith, and proportionably in all other evangelical graces also. Herein lies the mystery of the Christian religion, which the world seems to be almost weary of.

John Owen, Works Vol 1., p.134, (Banner of Truth)