How can I know if I am one of those who have been “given”?

(Bunyan’s biographer, Faith Cook, relates how he found assurance and rest for his troubled soul in the second part of John 6.37)

The first half of John 6:37 had formerly terrified him: ‘All that the Father giveth me shall come to me.’ ‘What’, he would think, ‘if my name is not among that number? How can I know if I am one of those who have been “given”?’ At last he found untold solace in the second half of the verse, ‘…and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out’ , for that certainly included John Bunyan!

Faith Cook, Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan, Evangelical Press, 2008, p.119

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2 Responses to “How can I know if I am one of those who have been “given”?”

  1. Anja L Says:

    Hi soulangler, just wanted to thank you for all the quotes you are posting. I really enjoy and learn from reading them. Thank you!

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