Sunday, May 13, 2012

How Do You Know If Your Claim to Christ Is Real?


The Doctor is In…

The most vital question to ask about all who claim to be Christian is this: Have they a soul thirst for God? Do they long for this? Is there something about them that tells you that they are always waiting for His next manifestation of Himself? Is their life centred on Him? Can they say with Paul that they forget everything in the past? Do they press forward more and more that they might know Him and that the knowledge might increase, until eventually beyond death and the grave they may bask eternally in 'the sunshine of His face?' That I might know him!

--Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones
(20 December 1899 – 1 March 1981)

4 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Reminds me of this scripture Gregg:

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8:16-17 ESV)

Leslie Wolf said...

What a wonderful quotation! Thanks for posting this.

Michael Wright said...

Great words from the Doctor, thanks for sharing.

Petra said...

Another great quote. Thank you, Gregg!