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Have you been born again?

Another question should help you; it is this, Have you been born again? I refer you again to the Epistle to the Galatians, which I would like every anxious person to read through very carefully. There you will see that Abraham had two sons: one of them was born according to the flesh; he was Ishmael, the child of the bondwoman. Though he was the firstborn son, he was not the heir, for Sarah said to Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall net be hei with my son, even with Isaac.” He who was born after the flesh did not inherit the covenant promise. Is your hope of heaven fixed on the fact that you had a good mother and father? Then your hope is born after the flesh, and you are not in the covenant. I am constantly hearing it said that children of godly parents do not want converting. Let me denounce that wicked falsehood. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh,” and nothing better. They that are born after the flesh, those are not the children of God. Do not trust in gracious descent, or in holy ancestors. Ye must be born again, every one of you, or you will perish for ever, whoever your parents may be. Abraham had another son, even Isaac: he was not born of the strength of his father, nor after the flesh at all, for we are told that both Abraham and Sarah had become old; but Isaac was born by God’s power, according to promise. He was the child given by grace. Now, have you over been born like that,-not by human strength but by power divine? Is the life that is in you a life given by God? The true life is not of the will of man, nor of blood, nor of natural excellence; but it comes by the working of the eternal Spirit, and is of God. If you have this life, you are in the covenant, for it is written, “in Isaac shall thy seed be called.” The children of the promise, these are counted for the seed. God said to Abraham, “ In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed,” and that was because he meant to justify the Gentiles by faith, that the blessing given to believing Abraham might come on all believers. Abraham is the father of the faithful, or the father of all them that believe in God, and with such is the covenant established.

Charles H. Spurgeon- “The Covenant,” A Sermon Published on Thursday, Aug 3rd, 1911, (Spurgeon had passed away by now, having died in 1892), Another Sermon by C. H. Spurgeon, upon the same text, is No. 2,681 in Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, “Covenant Blessings.”

  1. January 2, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Thanks for sharing Charles Spurgeon’s sermon concerning the covenant. I like what he said here: “Abraham is the father of the faithful, or the father of all them that believe in God, and with such is the covenant established.” What a glorious truth to know that God promises us through a covenant that He will never leave us or forsake us. We are his children. Amen.

    • January 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

      Your welcome. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.

      Amen and Amen. Abraham is the father of all those that believe and this is why the baptizing of infants is so pernicious. The covenant sign should only be administered to those within the covenant. Baptism is a sign of the person who is being baptized, fellowship with Christ in his death and resurrection; of his being engrafted into Christ; of forgiveness of sins; and of giving up himself to God, through Jesus Christ, to live and walk in newness of life.

  2. January 11, 2020 at 8:52 pm

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