It is dangerous to base our salvation experience entirely upon feeling. Knowing that, and acting upon it, are still sometimes strangers.
Like the psychiatrist who took on a very disturbed man as a patient. The man thought he was dead. No matter what techniques the doctor tried, the man still thought he was dead.
Finally the shrink tried one last desperate strategy. He asked the man if dead men bleed. "Of course not," said the patient, "they're dead."
With that the doctor pricked the man's hand with a pin, and it started to bleed. "What do you say to that?" asked the doc.
"Well, I'll be," said the man, "Dead men really DO bleed after all!"
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Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 18, 2000
Those who are outside the people of God are in rebellion against Him and are therefore spiritually dead. But God makes them a free offer to bring them back to life. All that’s needed to receive all of the bounty that God offers is to believe his promise,