Guidance for the Seeker (Nichols)

International Outreach

Anthony Burgess has rightly said, " to turn with all the heart of God is a work of great difficulty and rarity...conversion is a rare work." Paul called on the Corinthians to examine their own hearts before God to determine whether they were genuinely saved or not. Even though he had started the church at Corinth, he took nothing for granted when he wrote to them, saying, "Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!" (2 Corinthians 13:5). What a horrible condition it is for a man to be blessing himself saying: "Soul, take your ease," while at the same time God abhors him. Yet, most men in the world live in this condition. - Exerpt