The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
I. THE WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD.
3. Manner unknown.
4. Distinct from and anterior to the witness of our own spirit.
5. Attested by Scripture.
6. Confirmed by reason.
7. If no such witness, no assurance, all induction.
II. THE WITNESS OF OUR OWN SPIRIT.
1. Inward consciousness.
2. Holy tempers.
4. Peace and confidence.
5. Flowing from repentance and faith.
(J. Lyth, D.D.)
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