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To be Saved

 

Examples of Conversion

G. Campbell Morgan told about a Christian woman who was struggling with an important issue.  She was hesitant to give her life fully to Jesus.  The woman said to Morgan, "I know I will have to do all the things I most dislike, but I am determined to be a real Christian."

   A year later, Morgan was visiting in her town and spoke with her again.  "Do you recall," she inquired, "what I said to you when I dedicated my life to Christ?"  He told her he did.  As she looked at him, the light of God appeared to be on her face.  She exclaimed, "But it's been so different, Dr. Morgan!  I began to follow Christ, feeling that I would have to do all the things that were contrary to my desires, but now I do what I want every day because God has made me pleased with the things that please Him!"

 

BEING SAVED.

“Saved in His life ” (Romans 5:10,M.).

The remedy against all sin is Christ. As Ulysses, in the Odyssey, was safe from the enchantments of Circe, because of a certain herb which he possessed; so those who have Christ, and whom Christ has, possess an antidote against all inconsistencies.

. The Meekness of Christ shall save from intemperance in dress, as His Word is followed (1. Peter 3:3-5).

. The power of Christ shall from evil habit, as that love fills the being by obedience (Luke 7:47; John 14:21).

. The Power of Christ shall save from stumbling into the snares of sin, as we trust in Him (Jude 24,R.V.).

. The Spirit of Christ shall save from failure, as we are filled with Him, through waiting upon Him (Acts 4:33).

. The Holiness of Christ shall save from unlikeness to Christ, as we abide in Him (John 15:5).

. The Zeal of Christ shall save from laziness in the Lord’s service, as we are fired by Him (1. Cor. 15:58).

. The Coming of Christ shall save us from discouragement, as we are looking for Him (James 5:7).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings

 

CONVERSION.

The following sevenfold contrast will demonstrate what conversion is”—

. “Dead in sins” (Eph.2:1). “Passed from death” (John 5:24).

. “ Condemned” (John 3:18). “ Justified” (Rom.5:1).

. “Lost” (Luke 19:10). “ Saved” (Eph.2:8).

. “ Under sin” (Gal.3:22). “ Under grace” (Rom.6:14).

. “ Without Christ” (Eph.2:12). “In Christ” (11.Cor.12:2).

. “ Sinners” (1.Tim.1:15). “ Saints” (1. Cpr.1:2).

. “ Astray” ( Isaiah 53:6). “ Abiding” (John 15:4).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings