I like the direct way Selwyn expresses his views re: “The scene we are observing in the second chapter of Acts is so different from that which we see in our churches today. We are accustomed to hearing evangelists call people to be saved, but here the people are calling out to the evangelist, ‘What must we do to be saved?’ Such is the power of the Holy Spirit’s conviction, that they are ‘cut to the heart’. Oh, how desperately we need that same kind of energy flowing through the Church today.”
In the further study, recommended for today, we read in John 16:8-13, theÂ following words of Jesus:Â ‘When he (the Holy Spirit) comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgement; in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.’ We can better understand the role of the Holy Spirit and how He can convict those who hear his words, to respond with the cry: ‘What must we do to be saved?’
Is it, the sad reality of today’s world, that many have filled their ears with what they want to hear and so block out the prompting of the Spirit of truth because if they did hear – they would be convicted of the emptyness of their independent, sinful life & then recognise the need to be change/saved – do you agree?