That Which is Born of the Spirit - The New Creation in Christ

by T. Austin-Sparks

Conference messages given in June, 1931. Chapter 1 was published in the July 1931 A Witness and A Testimony magazine with the note "to be continued", but was not continued. The remaining chapters are edited and supplied by the Golden Candlestick Trust.

So many honestly think that all that matters is that you should be saved, and if you are saved you are done forever and you can get on with saving others. It is important to be saved, but the Word of the Lord makes it quite clear that to be saved from hell, saved from sin, to be saved from judgment, is only the beginning of things and that you may have that and miss the very great purpose for which you were saved. There is a new creation and the supreme feature of the new creation is that it is all of God, not a bit of man. Man by nature has no standing in it at all. He and all his human ability are excluded; it is God and God only in the new creation. It is God coming in in authority, in spiritual ascendency and in dignity. It is going to give to the weakest, the frailest, the most nervous, a new dignity which is of God and not of man and give them a position in Christ of spiritual ascendency and elevation.

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