Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Cost of Being a Real Christian

It costs something to be a real Christian, according to the standard of the Bible. There are enemies to be overcome, battles to be fought, sacrifices to be made, an Egypt to be forsaken, a wilderness to be passed through, a cross to be carried, a race to be run.
Conversion is not putting a person in an arm-chair and taking them easily to heaven. It is the beginning of a mighty conflict, in which it costs much to win the victory.
~ J.C. Ryle
Faithfulness and Holiness: The Witness of J.C. Ryle, “The Cost”, [Wheaton: Crossway, 2002], 174.

1 comment:

  1. SUBMISSION, SACRIFICE, SUFFERING...ALL ELSE IS COUNTERFEIT!!!

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