Charles Spurgeon quote on Regeneration

“A man who is really saved by grace does not need to be told that he is under solemn obligations to serve Christ. The new life within him tells him that. Instead of regarding it as a burden, he gladly surrenders himself–body, soul, and spirit–to the Lord who has redeemed him, reckoning this to be his reasonable service.”

11 thoughts on “Charles Spurgeon quote on Regeneration

  1. Amen, Mike!

    2 Corinthians 5:15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

    Which by imlication makes us wonder how many today really know Christ.

    Yes, indeed; I often wonder myself.


  2. Only the regenerate understand what a greater burden sin is.This truly is the mark of the true Christian,that there is joy in giving to God His due service in all we do,say and think.We are ever on the alert to glorify God and we are so very glad to do it!


  3. Henry,
    I too wonder how many who claim Christ really know him?

    I am not to sure about debating Spurgeon, but I think I disagree with the posted statement attributed to him.

    His statement DOES discribe my entry into the kingdom. I was on fire and pulling at the bit to serve Christ. However, I am not so sure that MY EXPERIENCE with entry into Christ is necessarily the same for everyone entering the Christian life. And is what it sound like Spurgeon is saying: “Since I didn’t need to be told about serving Christ when I became a Christian, you shouldn’t have to be told either.”

    Thank goodness, Paul didn’t believe everyone had to have the same Damascus Road EXPERIENCE he had to be called into the kingdom.

    I believe that many will be as Spurgeon believes, but many will fall under: “Teach them to obey….”


  4. fishon – Only God knows who is redeemed, but when a person claims to be born again and feels no unction for service on any level, something is wrong. And when that same person continues in sin with no conviction and no process of sanctification, something again is wrong.

    I continued to smoke and occasionally drink after I was saved, but I no longer could enjoy it like before. After a while I was tortured by my sin and God gave me the power to overcome. If there is no inward witness of the Spirit concerning worship, the Word, service, the lost, and personal sin, then that person must examine himself. No man can say for sure and there are some anomalies that show fruit later, but for the most part some change should be evident upon salvation.


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  6. Henry,
    Don’t misunderstand me. I too believe that a true “Born Again” will be moved on by the Holy Spirit just as you discribe your early years. And for sure, change will become evident in the real Christian, sooner than later, I believe.

    My only disagreement is that Spurgeon seems to be saying that the truely saved will just automaticly move into “reasonable service.” If that were true, then Paul would not have needed to tell Christians “…I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifieces….”

    That is all I was saying. I believe you and I are in agreement on the heart of the matter.
    MAKE IT a great day.


  7. Excellent quote, Mike. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Just thinking aloud here: I think it’s important to keep in mind that it isn’t that we’ll necessarily step into a specific sort of service or do any particular set of outward things that would look to others like we’re living a life of service. The surrendering to Christ — the actual surrender, itself — is the reasonable service we offer Him.


  8. yes many things are done without the attention of others who serve Christ.
    I believe we will see this … those who were never recognized, praised, or given much honor. Oh how often I hear the words: ” we must be busy about our Father’s business”; yet this only leads to Leaders revealing their true intent. Do as God leads you to do, but not on account of what others may be saying.

    Love reading Spurgeon


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