We need more mentors and more who are personally discipling new believers in the faith. This letter was written by John Newton, writer of the hymn “Amazing Grace” to a new believer. If you have been walking with God for a while, take someone under your wing. This is actually a commandment in 2 Timothy 2:2. Thanks, g.w., for sharing this!
Due to the mainline churches of today increasingly becoming more prone to apostasy and heresy in their desire to be “relevant” in a changing society, I find it increasingly more fruitful to re-discover the words of mighty stalwarts from our Christian past.
From the Letters of John Newton: Letter to a new Christian
March 18, 1767
You have one hard lesson to learn, that is–the evil of your own heart. You know something of it, but it is needful that you should know more; for the more we know of ourselves–the more we shall prize and love Jesus and His wondrous salvation.
The more you know Him–the better you will trust Him.
The more you trust Him–the better you will love Him.
The more you love Him–the better you will serve Him.
This is God’s way. He is teaching you these things, and I trust He will…
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