Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Complete Salvation

"Though nowadays we hear of persons being healed before they have been wounded and brought into a certainty of justification without ever having lamented their condemnation, we are very dubious as to the value of such healings and justifyings.
This style of things is not according to the truth. God never clothes men until He has first stripped them, nor does He quicken them by the gospel till first they are slain by the law. When you meet with persons in whom there is no trace of conviction of sin, you may be quite sure that they have not been wrought upon by the Holy Spirit, for 'when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement.' Great care must be taken that faith is exercised upon Christ for a complete salvation and not part of it."