We maintain that to tell a man he is born of God or regenerated while he is living in carelessness or sin is a dangerous delusion and calculated to do infinite harm to his soul.  We affirm confidently that fruit is the only certain evidence of a man’s spiritual condition; that, if we would know whose he is and whom he serves, we must look first at his life.  Where there is the grace of the Spirit, there will be always, more or less, the fruit of the Spirit.  Grace that cannot be seen is no grace at all and nothing better than antinomianism.  In short, we believe that where there is nothing seen, there is nothing possessed.  (p. 31)


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