Quote Friday

13 07 2012

“The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment.”

John MacArthur




2 responses

16 07 2012
Susanne Schuberth (Germany)

Yep – that’s right!
And this ‘call’ will only be effective if God previously changes my heart; otherwise I wouldn’t be inclined to ANY self-denial at all. Without Jesus’ help nothing works (at least in my hopeless case 🙂 ).

And maybe…the real self-fulfilment – according to His will – consists in self-denial? Maybe, we are really ourselves when we don’t need self-fulfilment any more for we are filled with Christ, always automatically wanting what He wants due to being ‘one spirit’ with Him?
Who knows…


17 07 2012

Yes, I think you’re right, Susanne. Well put!

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