WHAT ATTRACTS?

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” (John 12:32).

A true and pure Christian life attracts the world. There are thousands of men and women who find no inducements whatever in the lives of ordinary Christians to interest them in practical religion, but who are won at once by a true and victorious example. We believe that more men of the world step at a bound right into a life of entire consecration than into the intermediate state which is usually presented to them at the first stage.

In an audience once there was a man who for half a century or more had lived without Christ, and who was a very prominent citizen, a man in public life, of irreproachable character, lofty intellect, and a most winning spirit and manners, but utterly out of sympathy with the Christian life.

There are so many living among us today without a hope to cheer the tomb. What are the things keeping these people from coming to the Lord? What is keeping them from making that move? I pray that their eyes will be opened and through someone inspiration will strike and changes will be made.

At the close of service for the promotion of deeper spiritual life he rose to ask the prayers of the congregation, and before the end of the week, he was himself a true and acknowledged follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. He said as he went home that night, “If that is the religion of Jesus Christ, I want it.”

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