Are you "different"?
From Spurgeon's sermon, "Regeneration"
God absolutely interposes in the salvation of every man to make
him regenerate. In the salvation of every person there is an
actual putting forth of divine power, whereby the dead sinner is
quickened, the unwilling sinner is made willing, the desperately
hard sinner has his conscience made tender; and he who
rejected God and despised Christ, is brought to cast himself
down at the feet of Jesus.
There must be a divine interposition, a divine working, a divine
influence, or else, do what you may, without that you perish, and
are undone; "for except a man be born again, be can not see the
kingdom of God."
This change is radical--
it gives us new natures,
it makes us love what we hated and hate what we loved,
it sets us in a new road;
it makes our habits different,
it makes our thoughts different,
it makes us different in private,
and different in public.
"If any man be in Christ he is a new creature;
old things are passed away, behold all things are become new."