The Order of God’s Truth

How perversely man reverses the order of God’s truth. They urge dead sinners to come to Christ, supposing they have the power of will to do so. Whereas Christ has plainly and emphatically stated that “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him” (John 6:44). ‘Coming to Christ’ is the affections of the heart being drawn out towards Him, and how can a person love one he knows not? See John 4:10. Ah, it is the Spirit who must bring Christ to me, reveal Him to me, before I can truly know Him. ‘Coming to Christ’ is an inward and spiritual act, not an outward and natural one. Truly, “the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1st Corinthians 2:14). We cannot so much as ‘see’ Christ until we are born again (John 3:3).

Arthur Pink

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