Monday, December 13, 2010

Converted and Unconverted

J.C. Ryle: “All congregations of professed Christians ought to be regarded as mixed bodies . . . converted and unconverted, children of God and children of the world, and ought to be described and addressed as such. . . . We corrupt the Word of God when we make a defective practical application of it.  We do so when we do not discriminate between classes in our congregations--when we address all as being possessed of grace, by reason of their church membership, and do not draw the line between those who have the Spirit and those who have not.”