THE ACT OF FAITH
We must now consider the act of faith, first the inward
act, and second the outward act. There are ten questions concerning the inward
act of faith, i. In what belief consists, which is the inward act of faith.
2. In how many ways one may speak of belief. 3. Whether, for salvation, it is
necessary to believe anything which is beyond natural reason. 4. Whether it
is necessary to believe such things as are attainable by natural reason. 5.
Whether, for salvation, it is necessary to believe anything explicitly. 6. Whether
explicit belief is required of all men equally. 7. Whether, for salvation, it
is always necessary to have explicit belief concerning Christ. 8. Whether explicit
belief in the Trinity is necessary for salvation. 9. Whether the act of faith
is meritorious. 10. Whether a human reason diminishes the merit of faith.