The Knowledge of God
By John Bramhall
Personal knowledge of God will change character, performing transformations that follow the new birth. It is gradual, not sudden in its change, as the Spirit of God introduces new motives and objects into the life for God’s glory— (2 Corinthians 3:18). ‘Christianity in its revelation of a personal God and Saviour, of a future life, and of moral responsibility, and its view that the glory of God rather than the mere pleasure of man is the highest object of life is the most powerful force in the formation of character’ (A.T. Schofield, M.D., from Springs of Character).