LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Coming to Christ - Spurgeon pt.6

3. Again, the affections, which constitute a very great part of man, are depraved. Man, as he is, before he receives the grace of God, loves anything and everything above spiritual things. If ye want proof of this, look around you. There needs no monument to the depravity of the human affections. Cast your eyes everywhere—there is not a street, nor a house, nay, nor a heart, which doth not bear upon it sad evidence of this dreadful truth. Why is it that men are not found on the Sabbath Day universally flocking to the house of God? Why are we not more constantly found reading our Bibles? How is it that prayer is a duty almost universally neglected? Why is it that Christ Jesus is so little beloved? Why are even his professed followers so cold in their affections to him? Whence arise these things? Assuredly, dear brethren, we can trace them to no other source than this, the corruption and vitiation of the affections. We love that which we ought to hate, and we hate that which we ought to love. It is but human nature, fallen human nature, that man should love this present life better than the life to come. It is but the effect of the fall, that man should love sin better than righteousness, and the ways of this world better than the ways of God. And again, we repeat it, until these affections be renewed, and turned into a fresh channel by the gracious drawings of the Father, it is not possible for any man to love the Lord Jesus Christ.

17 Comments:

Blogger bluecollar said...

Please go visit Phil Johnson's "The Spurgeon Archive" on my blogroll

July 27, 2006 7:55 AM

 
Blogger jel said...

Morning Mark!

I went there, and it told me i had to download somthing to see the page right . I'm not much on downloading things, Sorry! :(

July 27, 2006 9:01 AM

 
Blogger forgiven said...

Hi Mark

Good post

Doug

July 27, 2006 9:16 AM

 
Blogger bluecollar said...

Janice !!!!!!!!!!!

Doug: You said "Good Post"????? Are you becoming C...C.....Ccc... Calvinist?

July 27, 2006 11:33 AM

 
Blogger jel said...

Mark?????????????

July 27, 2006 12:19 PM

 
Blogger forgiven said...

No Mark

I'm not , but I do not give my flesh any room to say: that without Gods hand on my liFe I would love Jesus. I look at it this way, He showed me Love and I love Him for it.

Doug

July 27, 2006 12:26 PM

 
Blogger bluecollar said...

Janice.............

Doug's becoming calvinist....Ha! Ha!

July 27, 2006 1:24 PM

 
Blogger forgiven said...

You aren't right!!

July 27, 2006 2:01 PM

 
Blogger jel said...

Mark>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<< :0>

July 27, 2006 3:03 PM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Doug,
Yep Bluecollar is right, I think you are becoming a Calvinist. The following sounds like a Calvinist to me.... (I'm not , but I do not give my flesh any room to say: that without Gods hand on my liFe I would love Jesus.). I bet you even pray like a Calvinist and ask God to open someone's heart, etc...

Jazzycat

July 27, 2006 3:32 PM

 
Blogger bluecollar said...

Janice:#############

Doug: See, there are witnesses.

Jazzycat: Thank you.

July 28, 2006 6:40 AM

 
Blogger forgiven said...

You all are not right!!!

:}

Free Will Free Will Free Will Free Will

July 28, 2006 8:59 AM

 
Blogger bluecollar said...

Doug, when I see you at work today I shall complete your journey to the "Dark Side". It is your destiny!

Resistance is futile!

July 28, 2006 9:31 AM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Doug,
It's ya'll not you all.

Jazzycat (a southern cat)

July 28, 2006 4:02 PM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Doug,
It's ya'll not you all.

Jazzycat (a southern cat)

July 28, 2006 4:02 PM

 
Blogger Bhedr said...

Ah ha. Check him out.

You guys crack me up!

August 01, 2006 10:23 PM

 
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