“And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26b).

“There are some poor souls who seem to die willing to be judged by the law [The Ten Commandments]. I have lived a decent life, they will say; I have been a harmless, quiet-living man; and I can see no reason why the wrath of God should ever come upon me.  Oh! brethren, if this is your case, it is very plain that you have not had a divine awakening…. You are as dead and unawakened as the stones you walk on.” (Robert Murray M’Cheyne, 1813-1843, Dundee, Scotland)

In the following century, Martin Lloyd-Jones said it perhaps with a little more tact but no less forcefully: “As long as a man thinks he can save himself he remains lost.”

I suspect there are not a few who self-identify as Christians who will be offended by these truth claims. Friend, if you find these statements shocking or offensive, go to the link below and read what it takes to awaken a stone. If you are a “living stone” (1 Peter 2:5), go there and be renewed in your gratitude for what our Sovereign God has done for you: JD Wetterling – A Personal Invitation

No one perceives Eternal Truths--
The dead don’t comprehend 
Unless by Grace rebirth ensues,
When a hard heart He’ll mend.

But God … when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— (Ephesians 2:4-5). 

See you in church.

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