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God Completely Saves

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God Completely Saves

Well can I remember the manner in which I learned the doctrines of grace in

a single instant. Born, as all of us are by nature, an Arminian, I still believed the

old things I had heard continually from the pulpit, and did not see the grace of

God. When I was coming to Christ, I thought I was doing it all myself, and

though I sought the Lord earnestly, I had no idea the Lord was seeking me. I do

not think the young convert is at first aware of this. I can recall the very day and

hour when first I received those truths in my own soul—when they were, as John

Bunyan says, burnt into my heart as with a hot iron, and I can recollect how I felt

that I had grown on a sudden from a babe into a man—that I had made progress

in Scriptural knowledge, through having found, once for all, the clue to the truth

of God. One week-night, when I was sitting in the house of God, I was not

thinking much about the preacher's sermon, for I did not believe it. The thought

struck me, How did you come to be a Christian? I sought the Lord. But how did

you come to seek the Lord? The truth flashed across my mind in a moment—I

should not have sought Him unless there had been some previous influence in my

mind to make me seek Him. I prayed, thought I, but then I asked myself, How

came I to pray? I was induced to pray by reading the Scriptures. How came I to

read the Scriptures? I did read them, but what led me to do so? Then, in a

moment, I saw that God was at the bottom of it all, and that He was the Author of

my faith, and so the whole doctrine of grace opened up to me, and from that

doctrine I have not departed to this day, and I desire to make this my constant

confession, "I ascribe my change wholly to God."   C H Spurgeon


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