The Difference

Posted: May 8, 2013 by doulos tou Theou in Apologetics and Evangelism, Christianity, Discipleship

“…how it is that the call of the gospel becomes effectual in certain people. … the call becomes effectual in men and women as the result of the Holy Spirit’s work of regeneration. It becomes effectual because in these people there is now a principle which was not there before which enables them to respond to this spiritual truth, this divine truth, that comes to them.

And that is the difference between believers and unbelievers, those who are saved and those who are not. The latter have the ‘natural mind’, they are in the flesh, they are not spiritual, and that is why these things mean nothing to them. But they mean everything to the others and that is because they are now spiritual, and they are spiritual as the result of regeneration.”

 

– Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Great Doctrines of the Bible

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