The Gospel has no effect for salvation on some
But it may be you will say, “I have examined Christianity for myself and am fully persuaded it is true.” Yet it has no effect upon you any more than if you disbelieved it, unless it be to restrain you within the limits of exterior decorum. Your faith, therefore, must still be dead, being alone. Believing in Christ is not the exercise of a mind at ease casting up the evidences for and against, and then coldly assenting, as in a, question of science, to that side which seems to have the greatest weight of’ proof. To one whose mind is subdued to the obedience of faith, there is indeed no want of evidence; but it is not so much from external proofs, as from its’ own case as a per intrinsic glory and suitableness to his case as a perishing sinner, that he feels himself impelled to receive it.
Rev. Andrew Fuller–The Great Question Answered