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6. Cause of Faith

1. What is proposed for man's belief as the object ofsupernatural faith, is revealed by God. The truths of supernaturalfaith surpass the power of human reason to discover. Man is movedinwardly by grace to accept what is divinely proposed for belief.Therefore, faith is infused into the soul by almighty God.God is the cause of faith.

2. Thus, faith is a gift of God. Even lifeless or formlessfaith, whichis not the virtue of faith, is God's gift.For a gift is a gift, even when it is mistreated and spoiled by thereceiver.

"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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"Obedience is the true holocaust which we sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts."
St Philip Neri

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"God has no need of men."
St Philip Neri

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