Soon after Augustine’s conversion, he was walking down the street and passed by a prostitute whom he had known most intimately. She called but he would not answer. He kept right on walking.

“Augustine,” she called again. “It is I!”

Without missing a beat and with the assurance of Christ in his heart, he replied, “Yes, but it is no longer I.”

Because of Christ and His Spirit, Augustine was a changed man. He was born again, a brand new creation. (Adrian Dieleman, “Receive the Holy Spirit”)


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