Thursday, November 19, 2009

Justification & Regeneration

To get us ready for tomorrow's Text Treasure on the "The gift of God" we will look at the words of J.C. Ryle on Conversion. Tomorrow will also be the day we look at some of the responses from you, the reader, on how we can earn salvation. Thanks to all who faithfully read this blog and responded to the question to help out with tomorrow's post.

"“It ought always to be remembered that there are two distinct things which the Lord Jesus Christ does for every sinner whom He undertakes to save. He washes him from his sins in His own blood, and gives him a free pardon: this his justification. He puts the Holy Spirit into his heart, and makes him an entirely new man: this is his regeneration.

The two things are both absolutely necessary to salvation. The change of heart is as necessary as the pardon; and the pardon is as necessary as the change. Without the pardon we have no right or title to heaven. Without the change we should not be ready to enjoy heaven, even if we got there.” (J.C. Ryle)

Come back tomorrow as we look at "The gift of God" from Ephesians 2:8.

Grace upon grace,

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