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It is radical, revolutionary, lasting!

A.W. Pinkby A.W. Pink

“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring Word of God!” 1 Peter 1:23

The new birth is very much more than simply shedding a few tears due to a temporary remorse over sin.

It is far more than changing our course of life, the leaving off of bad habits and the substituting of good ones.

It is something different from the mere nourishing and practicing of noble ideals.

It goes infinitely deeper than coming forward to take some popular evangelist by the hand, signing a pledge-card, or joining a church.

The new birth is no mere turning over a new leaf–but is the inception and reception of a new life.

It is no mere reformation, but a radical transformation. Regeneration consists in a radical change of heart, for a new disposition is implanted as the foundation of all holy exercises . . . the mind being renovated, the affections elevated, and the will emancipated from the bondage of sin.

In short, the new birth is a miracle, the result of the supernatural operation of God. It is radical, revolutionary, lasting!

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

by A.W. Pink

Total strangers

A.W. Pinkby A.W. Pink

“Come, and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what he has done for my soul!” Psalm 66:16

It is greatly to be feared that there are multitudes in Christendom who truly imagine and sincerely believe that they are among the saved, yet who are total strangers to a work of divine grace in their hearts.

It is one thing to have clear intellectual conceptions of God’s truth–it is quite another matter to have a personal, real heart acquaintance with it.

It is one thing to believe that sin is the awful thing that the Bible says it is–but it is quite another matter to have a holy horror and hatred of it in the soul.

It is one thing to know that God requires repentance–it is quite another matter to experimentally mourn and groan over our vileness.

It is one thing to believe that Christ is the only Savior for sinners–it is quite another matter to really trust Him from the heart.

It is one thing to believe that Christ is the sum of all excellency–it is quite another matter to love Him above all others.

It is one thing to believe that God is the great and holy One–it is quite another matter to truly reverence and fear Him.

It is one thing to believe that salvation is of the Lord–it is quite another matter to become an actual partaker of it through His gracious workings.

by A.W. Pink