How to Grow in Grace (eBook)

by Archibald Alexander

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That growth in grace is gradual and progressive is very evident from Scripture; as in all those passages where believers are exhorted to mortify sin and crucify the flesh, and to increase and abound in all the exercises of piety and good works. One text on this subject will be sufficient: ‘Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.’ And this passage furnishes us with information as to the origin and nature of this growth. It is knowledge, even the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Just so far as any soul increases in spiritual knowledge, in the same degree it grows in grace. Persons may advance rapidly in other kinds of knowledge, and yet make no advances in piety, but the contrary. They may even have their minds filled with correct theoretical knowledge of divine truth, and yet its effect may not be to humble, but to ‘puff up’. Many an accurate and profound theologian has lived and died without a ray of saving light. The natural man, however gifted with talent or enriched with speculative knowledge, has no spiritual discernment. After all his acquisitions, he is destitute of the knowledge of Jesus Christ. But it should not be forgotten that divine illumination is not independent of the Word, but accompanies it. Those Christians, therefore, who are most diligent in attending upon the Word in public and private, will be most likely to make progress in piety.

Table of Contents
 
No Growth, No Life
 
Growth in Grace is Gradual
 
Young Converts Often Depend on Excitement
 
Vigilance Against Besetting Sins and Temptations
 
Bearing Injuries and Provocations with Meekness
 
Aiming at the Glory of God
 
9 Practical Direction on How to Grown in Grace
 
Reasons Why Christians May Be Feeble in Strength
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How to Grow in Grace is an excerpt from the book, Thoughts on Religious Experience, also available as a free eBook

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