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I began to look into the Bible with new eyes; and read as I never did before; and especially the epistles of the apostle Paul were sweet and pleasant to me

November 24, 2009

And now methought I began to look into the Bible with new eyes; and read as I never did before; and especially the epistles of the apostle Paul were sweet and pleasant to me; and indeed, then I was never out of the Bible, either by reading or meditation, still crying out to God that I might know the truth and the way to heaven and glory.

John Bunyan, in Faith Cook, Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan, Evangelical Press, 2008, p.88

God had awakened Bunyan and his spiritual eyes were opened.

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(If God had) drawn up his Bible into heaven and sent me down another, it could not be newer to me

November 24, 2009

(If God had) drawn up his Bible into heaven and sent me down another, it could not be newer to me.

William Grimshaw of Haworth after his conversion, quoted in, Faith Cook, Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan, Evangelical Press, 2008, p.88