King's Business - 1920-03



nation” ; (John 5 :29 ); d., to the “ second death” (Rev. 20:14, 15). 3. The Spiritual Man: His Nature. Regeneration. (1) Its Necessity.

“ new heart” and “ new spirit” , Ezek. 36:26.

Note: It is by regeneration that the “ Ethiopian’s skin,” “ the leopard’E spots,” and the tree’s “ fruit” can alone be changed, Jer. 13:23; Matt. 12:33. c. Instantaneous. As there is no middle

The natural man being spir­ itually dead and morally bad cannot “ see” , “ enter” , or “ inherit” the kingdom of God. John 3:3, 5; Rom. 8:6, 7;' 1 Cor. 2:14, but must he born again, John 3:7 (marg. “ from above” ). (a) It is “ from above” , John 3:7 (marg.) (b) It is “ a new crea­ tion” 2 Cor. 5:17 (marg.) (c) It is a resurrection, Eph. 2:1, 5, 6; Col. 3:1. None can beget, create, a. Supernatural: or resurrect himself (John 1:13). Spirit­ ual men are born “ from above; of God” ; “ of the Spirit” ; by “ the Word” , John 3:3; 1 John 3:9; John 3:8; 1 Peter 1:23. Regen­ eration is, therefore, not by reformation, conversion, baptism, or Church joining. It is not a work of dead men, hut of the Living God. “ All things are become new” ; there is: A “ new creation” , 2 Cor. 5:17; “ new mind” , Eph. 4: 23; Col. 3:9, 10; a

ground between being and not being, be­ tween alive or dead, so the new birth is not by trying, or by passing from grade to grade of moral betterment. “ It is only that you look and live” , Num. 21:7, 8; John 3:14, 15; John 5.: 24. Adam’s life was condi­ tioned on obedience; the new life is uncon­ ditioned; it is a “ gift” , Rom. 6:23; John 10: 28; Rom. 8:31-39; Rom. 11:29.—-T. C. H. a» as

(2) Its Nature.

d. Enduring.

BLIND LEADERS A friend of mine, who is a young business man, asked twenty-five differ­ ent Sunday School teachers in Philadel­ phia if they knew whether they were saved. Twenty-three of the twenty-five did not know. And they are— or they are supposed to be— teaching others the way of salvation! Suppose you were walking along the street and a stranger stepped up to you and asked if you could tell him how to get to a certain place. Suppose your reply was, “ Come with me.” And then, when the stranger asked, “ Are you gor ing there yourself?” suppose you re­ plied, “ I don’t know.” What would the stranger think of you as a depend­ able guide?— Trumbull.

b. Radical:

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