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QUOTE (C.H. Spurgeon) – Jan 6

January 6, 2014

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“Conversion may be known, next, by this fact, that it changes the whole man. It changes the principle upon which he lives. He lived for self—now he lives for God. He did right because he was afraid of punishment if he did wrong—but now he shuns evil because he hates it. He did right because he hoped to merit Heaven, but now no such selfish motive sways him—he knows that he is saved and he does right out of gratitude to God! His objects in life are changed—he lived for gain, or worldly honor—now he lives for the Glory of God! His comforts are changed—the pleasures of the world and sin are nothing to him—he finds his comfort in the love of God shed abroad in his heart by the Holy Spirit. His desires are changed—that which he once panted and pined for, he is now content to do without. And that which he once despised, he now longs after as the hart pants after the water brooks.”
~ C.H. Spurgeon

In honor of Charles H. Spurgeon, the prince of preachers, who came to saving faith in Christ on this day in 1850.

RESOURCES:
Today in History – January 6 
Signs of True Conversion — Charles Spurgeon (Quote of the Day)

2 comments

  1. Reblogged this on Homestead Ministries and commented:
    My spirit leaps at these words by Charles Spurgeon! This rings true in a person who has been born again.


  2. Reblogged this on a sinful woman forgiven and commented:
    Fantastic truth in this quote. If we are born again there SHOULD be a difference in everything…our hearts, our minds, our ways. It is not a perfection thing but more a complete change in direction of our whole being towards the Living God.
    I add to this a quote from John Piper…
    “I do not conceive of any Christian on planet earth who says – ‘I have been saved by faith and have NOT made Jesus my treasure.’ – That is an oxymoron statement! “



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