Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quote of the Day #154 - J. C. Ryle

A quote from J. C. Ryle on being born again:
I know well this is a hard saying. I know well the children of this world dislike to hear they must be born again. It pricks their consciences. It makes them feel they are further off from heaven than they are willing to allow. It seems like a narrow door which they have not yet stooped to enter, and they would fain make the door wider, or climb in some other way.

But I dare not give place by subjection in this matter. I will not foster a delusion, and tell people they only need repent a little, and stir up a gift they have within them, in order to become real Christians. I dare not use any other language than that of the Bible. And I say in the words which are written for our learning, we all need to be born again, we are all naturally dead, and must be made alive.
~J. C. Ryle (Alive Or Dead?)

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