First, the genius of parables, their purpose and the Lord’s reason for using them. Then, His interpretation of the sower, teaching the four kinds of response to the Gospel, only one amounting to true conversion, an event attributed to light being ‘given’.
Are there recognisable signs of true conversion? How can seekers tell if God has worked in their hearts? How can Christian workers discern the spiritual standing of a seeker? This is a guide to the marks of true conversion. Many have come to faith or gained assurance through this little booklet.
The Tabernacle archives contain hundreds of testimonies of those converted during Spurgeon’s pastorate. Many glorious themes shine through, especially the instrumentality of gospel preaching and Sunday School work, the transformed lives of converts and their forsaking of the world.
Conversion begins with regeneration, an instantaneous, invisible act of God in the soul imparting life, and immediately beginning to illuminate the mind, move the heart and incline the will. This proceeded in bursts in the disciples. Here is the Lord’s own illustration of this.