In May 1855, an eighteen- year-old boy went to the deacons of a church in Boston. He had been raised in a Unitarian church, in almost total ignorance of the gospel, but when he had moved to Boston to make his fortune, he began to attend a Bible-preaching church. Then, in April of 1855, his Sunday school teacher had come into the store where he was working and simply and persuasively shared the gospel and urged the young man to trust in the Lord Jesus. He had, and now he was applying to join the church. One fact quickly became obvious. This young man was almost totally ignorant of Biblical truth. One of the deacons asked him, “Son, what has Christ done for us all — for you — which entitles Him to our love?” His response was, “I don’t know. I think Christ has done a great deal for us; but I don’t think of anything in particular as I know…
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