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Monday, September 10, 2007

Divine Power and Salvation

Andi and I enjoy reading through "Morning & Evening", the classic devotional by Charles Spurgeon. Like all devotionals there are better readings than others, but this quote from the evening devotional made quite an impact.

What will we say of those who think that conversion is accomplished by the free will of man and is due to his own kindly disposition? When we begin to see the dead rise from the grave by their own power, then may we expect to see ungodly sinners turning to Christ by their own endeavors.

Any commentary I might add would only ruin such a powerful word, but suffice it to say that the dead do not make the choice to live. So it is with us being "dead in sin." Ephesians 2:1.


Blogger Mike Ruffin said...


And yet one can say "No," can't one?

September 12, 2007 11:45 AM  
Blogger The Beast said...

Why Dr. Ruffin, are you trying to open the flood gates?

Perhaps when I have more time I will respond in another post, but right now I am off to prepare for tonight's lesson with the teenagers - We are beginning Matthew chapter 1. And we are not skipping the genealogy!

Blessings to you!
p.s. I also have another NBC post coming soon, so please respond if you have the time or interest. Thanks!

September 12, 2007 2:30 PM  
Blogger Mike Ruffin said...

I like the "return of the chaos" reference. And the genealogy is important, so good for you!

You know that I will read your NBC post with interest. I'll be glad when the thing gets here so we can write about what happened instead of what might happen!

Blessings to you, too!

September 12, 2007 4:28 PM  
Blogger Kelly Klages said...

In this little corner of Christendom, we'd say a hearty "amen" to this post, as well as a, "yes, we can say no." An analogous idea might be a person that does not will themselves to be born, but can grow up and will themselves to commit suicide.

September 14, 2007 1:00 AM  

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