Josh,<br>First a ribbon for the longest thread I have seen on this forum.<br>This is from C. H. Spurgeon's sermon on 2 Peter 1: 1-4 called Faith and Life <br>How would you answer these questions? <br>Susan<br><blockquote>[*]Are we conscious that we have been operated upon by the Holy Spirit?</li><br>[*]Is there a vital principle in us which was not there originally?</li><br>[*]Do we know today the folly of carnal confidence?</li><br>[*]Have we a hope that we have been enabled through divine grace to cast away all our own righteousness and every dependence, and are we now, whether we sink or swim, resting entirely upon the Person, the righteousness, the blood, the intercession, the precious merit of our Lord Jesus Christ?</li><br><br>If not, we have cause enough to tremble; but if we have, the while the apostle writes, "Unto them that have obtained like precious faith," he writes to us, and across the interval of centuries his benediction comes as full and fresh as ever , "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you." </blockquote><br>