Thomas Doig: a profession is not conversion

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As a ground of security that we shall inherit the promises, it is not enough that we can point to a time when we were numbered amongst the members of the visible church. The believer, it is true, draws encouragement from a review of the way by which God has led him, and may legitimately infer, that “He who hath begun a good work” in him “will perform it until the day of Christ.” Yet profession may be mistaken for conversion. However highly we may have been favoured with the means of grace—however regular our attendance on these means may have been—nay, however great may have been our seeming delight in the enjoyment of them, we may never, in reality, have laid hold of Christ. ...

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