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].

Sunday, September 09, 2007

To Counter-Act The Misinformation on Another Blog

Spurgeon preached that regeneration precedes faith.

The entire sermon can be found here...http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0979.htm

"At the same time, this faith, wherever it exists, is in every case, without exception, the gift of God and the work of the Holy Spirit. Never yet did a man believe in Jesus with the faith here intended, except the Holy Spirit led him to do so. He has wrought all our works in us, and our faith too. Faith is too celestial a grace to spring up in human nature till it is renewed: faith is in every believer "the gift of God."

"To believe in Jesus is a better indicator of regeneration than anything else, and in no case did it ever mislead. Faith in the living God and his Son Jesus Christ is always the result of the new birth, and can never exist except in the regenerate. Whoever has faith is a saved man."

C.H. Spurgeon

Folks, read the whole sermon yourself

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4 Comments:

Blogger mark pierson said...

Let's do our home work before we say that Spurgeon didn't preach such things.

September 09, 2007 8:26 PM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Mark,
Good point and a good proof to refute one who routinely misleads and builds false accusations out of cherry picked, out of context, sentences to suit his purposes of distortion. His creditability is pretty much shot around the blogosphere.
Wayne

September 10, 2007 12:16 AM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Spurgeon also said:
And, my brethren, it is quite certain that no man ever begins the new birth himself. The work of salvation never was commenced by any man. God the Holy Spirit must commence it. Now, the reasons why no man ever commenced the work of grace in his own heart, is very plain and palpable. First, because he cannot; secondly, because he won't. The best reason of all is, because he cannot—he is dead. Well the dead may be made alive, but the dead cannot make themselves alive, for the dead can do nothing. Besides, the new thing to be created as yet hath no being. The uncreated cannot create.

Full sermon here: http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0178.htm

Yes, Mark, the person in question should focus on truth instead of deception.

September 10, 2007 8:18 AM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

And further........
The first thing, then, that God the Holy Spirit doth in the soul is, to regenerate it. We must always learn to distinguish between regeneration and conversion.

Spurgeon sounds pretty solid on his view to me.....

September 10, 2007 8:39 AM

 

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