Saturday, January 26, 2008

Taught by the Holy Spirit

To know that Christ is my Redeemer, is to know more than Plato could have taught me. To know that I am a member of his body, of his flesh and of his bones; that my name is on his breast, and engraver on the palms of his hands, is to know more than the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge could teach to all their scholars, learn they never so well. Not at the feet of Gamaliel did Paul learn to say-”He loved me, and gave himself for me.” Not in the midst of the Rabbis, or at the feet of the members of the Sanhedrin, did Paul learn to cry — “Those things which I counted gain, I now count loss for Christ’s sake.” “God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” No, this must have been taught as he himself confesseth — “not of flesh and blood, but of the Holy Ghost.”

From a sermon entitled "The Teaching of the Holy Ghost," delivered May 13, 1860. Flickr photo by John Morgan; some rights reserved.

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