19 October 2011

What Is True Conversion?

Spurgeon:
When the Word of God converts a man, it takes away from him his despair but it does not take from him his repentance.

True conversion gives a man pardon, but it does not make him presumptuous.

True conversion gives a man perfect rest, but it does not stop his progress.

True conversion gives a man security, but it does not allow him to leave off being watchful.

True conversion gives a man strength and holiness, but it never lets him boast.
--quoted in Iain Murray, The Forgotten Spurgeon (Banner of Truth 1966), 112