How Spurgeon learned 'sovereign grace'
Well can I remember the manner in which I learned
the doctrines of grace in a single instant.
Born, as all of us are by nature, an Arminian, I still believed
the old things I had heard continually from the pulpit,
and did not see the grace of God.
I remember sitting one day in the house of God and hearing a
sermon as dry as possible, and as worthless as all such sermons
are, when a thought struck my mind- how did I come to be
converted? I prayed, thought I. Then I thought how did I come
to pray? I was induced to pray by reading the Scriptures. How
did I come to read the Scriptures? Why, I did read them, and
what led me to that?
And then, in a moment, I saw that God was at the bottom of all,
and that he was the author of faith; and then the whole doctrine
opened up to me, from which I have not departed.
Spurgeon, THE HOLY GHOST-THE GREAT TEACHER