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Sir, if I were a little better, I might believe that he died for me

“But,” say you, “Sir, if I were a little better, I might believe that he died for me.” I should not; for he died for sinners. Or you say, “If I were a saint, I might believe that he died for me.” I should not; for he died for sinners. Only prove thyself a sinner, and thou hast proved that Christ died for thee; only be thou sure that thou art a sinner, that thou hast revolted from God, and that thou knowest it; only confess with thine heart thy trangressions, and take this title to thyself, and thou mayest believe that Jesus died for thee.

Charles H. Spurgeon- “Covenant Blessings”- On a Thursday Evening in the summer of 1858, delivered at New Park street Chapel, Southwark, intended for reading on the Lord’s Day, July 1st, 1900, another sermon on this subject is sermon 3261 called “The Covenant”

 

  1. July 23, 2020 at 8:26 am

    I’ve been told this same thing. “When I’ve got my life together, then I’ll believe. I don’t want to be a hypocrite.”

    • July 25, 2020 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Richard for your comment brother. Yes, I have heard that myself. However, it is merely an excuse to push aside the conviction that they are under for rejecting Christ. Our lives will never be ‘together’ until we know that our sins have been paid for in Christ. All our problems in this life will not go away, but we know who controls those problems and can have peace in them. God bless.

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