“It is true, religion in the souls of men is the immediate work of God, and all our natural endeavours can neither produce it alone, nor merit those supernatural aids by which it must be wrought: the Holy Ghost must come upon us, and the power of the Highest must overshadow us, before that holy thing can be begotten, and Christ be formed in us.”

Henry Scougal

“Christ did not die to forgive sinners who go on treasuring anything above seeing and savoring God. And people who would be happy in heaven if Christ were not there, will not be there. The gospel is not a way to get people to heaven, it is a way to get people to God . . . If we don’t want God above all things we have not been converted by the gospel.”

John Piper

“If all you have is a decision for Christ and no delight in Christ, you don’t have Christ. We are not saved by mere decisions, we are saved by the sovereign work of God, by his Spirit, causing us to be born again which brings into being a new creature who has new affections for God and less affection for the world.”

John Piper