Thursday, January 28, 2010

"When a man fails in personal Christian experience, it is nearly always because he has never received anything. The only sign that a man is saved is that he has received something from Jesus Christ. Our part as workers for God is to open men's eyes that they may turn themselves from darkness to light; but that is not salvation, that is conversion - the effort of a roused human being. I do not think it is too sweeping to say that the majority of nominal Christians are of this order; their eyes are opened, but they have received nothing. Conversion is not regeneration. This is one of the neglected factors in our preaching today. When a man is born again, he knows that it is because he has received something as a gift from Almighty God and not because of his own decision... Salvation means that we are able to receive something from God on the authority of Jesus Christ... remission of sins."
- Chambers again. I love how he puts things! We turn to God - but God saves us! No, we can't save ourselves - but we can ask God to save us or reject His mercy.

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