Not By Works

The demands and commands of Scripture are impossible. No human can pull it off. None.

The problem is that our hearts are tainted and focused on the wrong thing. God is absent from the natural heart and is the seat of corruption.

The Bible is clear and consistent on the point that a man must be born again. He must be given a new heart. There is no work you can do that will create in you a new heart.

Our only recourse is calling upon God, as David did, and cry out, “Create in me a clean heart.” The Puritan George Swinnock said, “There is no sin but it is dressed in the drawing-room of the heart, before it appear on the stage of the life.”

The heart must be cleaned, made new, renewed, changed fundamentally and wholly. This is the essence of Christianity–Not a better last half, but a new beginning.

You must be born again.

One thought on “Not By Works”

  1. Thanks be to God for giving me a new heart one made of flesh, and He has removed the heart made of stone. We are justified by grace through faith in Christ, to those who are trusting in Him, our sins have been removed as far as the east is from the west, never to be held against us. As Jonathan Edwards states it so well-
    “If God so distinguishes you with his mercies, you ought to distinguish yourself in his praises.”

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