The marks of a converted soul


Daily Readings the PuritansWhat does it mean to be converted to faith in Christ? In this quote from January 16th in Daily Readings: The Puritans, Richard Baxter briefly and clearly sets out what conversion is like.

…the converted soul, having felt himself undone by sin, and perceiving that he has lost his peace with God and hopes of heaven, and is in danger of everlasting misery, ponders the truths of redemption with thankfulness, and, believing in the Lord Jesus as his only Saviour, resigns himself to Him for wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.  He takes Christ as the life of his soul and lives by Him, and uses Him as a salve for every sore, admiring the wisdom and love of God in this wonderful work of man’s redemption. In a word, Christ dwells in his heart by faith, and the life that he now lives is by the faith of the Son of God, who loved him, and gave Himself for him.  For these truths in Scripture, see Job 1:11-12, and 3:20; John 15: 2-4; 1 Corinthians 1:20, and 2:2.

Taken from The Miracle of Conversion.

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