This from the January 1940 issue of The Apostolic Times (page 71), published in Nashville. Unsigned, I attribute it to the paper’s editor and publisher, James A. Allen.
Faith in Christ lies at the bottom of every Christian life. Without faith there would be no Christian life. The Spirit enters the heart through the gospel, and then a new life begins in the heart. Faith is the first evidence of this life within. A man cannot believe in the absence of the Spirit. It is faith in the heart that causes the sinner to repent of his sins. It is not through fear of hell that we obey the commands of the Lord, but it is through faith and love.