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Category: The New Birth

With Christ My Savior

THE TRIAL OF THE NEW BIRTH

“The Lord tries the righteous.”–Psalm 11:5 It is the perfection of God that He does everything for Himself; this, while it is the greatest imperfection of the creature, is the highest perfection of the Creator. The works of creation exhibit the glory of God. Not an insect floats in the sunbeam, not a flower blooms…
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THE RELAPSE AND RECOVERY OF THE NEW NATURE

“O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence and be no more.”–Psalm 39:13 Our blessed Lord, in those remarkable words addressed to His erring apostle, “When you are converted, strengthen your brethren,” unfolded one of the most authentic and sad, yet difficult chapters in the history of the believer. Peter, to…
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The FRUITS of the New Birth

“Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the praise and glory of God.”–Phil. 1:11 From tracing some of the more distinctive marks of the New Birth, we pass to a consideration of its FRUITS–a more advanced view of the same subject. There may be certain marks or features in…
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FROM GRACE TO GLORY

“The Lord will give grace and glory.”–Psalm 84:11 We reach the last stage in this brief history of the new nature in the regenerate–its translation from a state of grace to a state of glory. God has not left His Church on earth without some pledges and visions of heaven. Now and then the pearly…
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The EVIDENCES of the New Birth

“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature–old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”–2 Cor. 5:17 It demands great skill in the holy art of dealing with Christian evidence–the evidence of the life of God in the soul of man. The fact we seek to confirm is so…
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The NATURE of the New Birth

In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” John 3:3 We pass from the negative to the POSITIVE aspect of this great subject–the New Birth–purposing in the present chapter to consider its nature, author, and necessity. It is one of the…
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WHAT IS NOT THE NEW BIRTH

“You have a name that you live, and are dead.”–Rev. 3:1 The reader, possessing a taste and an eye for the fine arts, must often have stood entranced before a picture of natural still-life, in which, with masterly genius, the artist had portrayed the subject with such vivid effect as to invest it with all…
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