Ye Will Not

“Many think they are already come to Christ, when indeed they are far from him. They conceive they are come far enough, and therefore are unwilling to come farther, so they sit down short of Christ, and are not willing to come to him. …Do you come to Christ as a Saviour to deliver you from the wrath to come?  It is well; but if ye go no further, ye go but half the way to Christ.  If you will come home to Christ indeed, you must go to him, not only as a Saviour, but as a Lord; not only to receive pardon from him, but to be ruled by him; not only to be saved, but to be sanctified; not only for happiness, but for holiness too, for Christ is both or neither; and if ye come for one and not for the other, indeed, you come not at all; you do but delude yourselves with thoughts that you are already come; Christ will have as much cuase to complain of you as of the Jews, ‘Ye will not.’ ”  –David Clarkson, “Works…” Vol. 1, p. 335

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About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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