We must beware of making the experience of other believers the measure of our own.  We must beware of denying another’s grace because he has not been led by the same way as ourselves.  Has a man got the real grace of God?  This is the only question that concerns us.  Is he a penitent man?  Is he a believer?  Does he live a holy life?  Provided these inquiries can be answered satisfactorily, we may well be content.  It matters nothing by what path a man has been led if he has only been led, at last, into the right way. – J. C. Ryle (1816-1900), commenting on John 1.35-43.


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