The Life of God in the Soul of Man By Henry Scougal

Posted: November 1, 2012 in Christian Life, Grace

Henry Scougal’s classic, The Life of God in the Soul of Man (1677)

– the book instrumental in George Whitefield’s conversion.

Click here for a copy: The Life of God in the Soul of Man

“Scougal contended that to be a Christian is to have “divine life” resident and reigning within.” He wrote that Christianity is not about external duties to perform, nor is it an emotion or feeling one has. He defines true religion as the union of the soul with God, a partaker of the divine nature, or in the apostle’s words, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

“In his book, Scougal essentially defines a Christian as this exquisite creature who actually has God resident in his soul. In his own way, he’s meditating on our union with Christ as a way of helping a new convert understand the Christian life.” – Thabiti Anyabwile

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