In his book, “The Forgotten Spurgeon,” Iain Murray lists 7 marks of true conversion as C.H. Spurgeon thought of them. A rather profound way to consider the miracle of new birth.
1. When the Word of God converts a man, it takes away from him his despair but it does not take away from him his repentance.
2. True conversion gives a man pardon, but does not make him presumptuous.
3. True conversion gives a man perfect rest, but it does not stop his progress.
4.True conversion gives a man security, but it does not allow him to leave off being watchful.
5. True conversion gives a man strength and holiness, but it never lets him boast.
6. True conversion gives a man harmony to all the duties of Christian life…it balances all duties, emotions, hopes and enjoyments.
7. True conversion brings a man to live for God. He does everything for the glory of God,- whether he eats, or drink, or whatsoever he does. True conversion makes a man live before God…He desires to live as in God’s sight at all times, and he is glad to be there…And such a man now comes to live with god. He has blessed communion with him; he talks with him as a man talks with his friend. (p. 119-120)