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Give Me Christ, Whatsoever He Cost
by John Bunyan

When a man is soundly killed to all his sins, to all his righteousness, to all his comforts whatsoever; and sees that there is no way but the devil must have him, but he must be damned in hell, if he be not clothed with Jesus Christ; 'O !then,(says he) give me Christ on any terms, whatsoever he cost; though he cost me friends, though he cost me comforts, though he cost me all that ever I have! Like the wise merchant in the Gospel, they will sell all to get that pearl (Matt. 13:46). I tell you, when a soul is brought to see its want of Christ aright, it will not be kept back; father, mother, husband, wife, lands, livings, nay life and all shall go, rather than the soul will miss of Christ. Ay, and the soul counts Christ a cheap Saviour, if it can get him upon any terms. Now the soul indents no longer (as a man bargains for the terms of his impending servitude). 'Now, Lord, give me Christ, upon any terms, whatsoever he cost; for I am a dead man, a damned man, a castaway, if I have not Christ.' What say you, O wounded sinners? Is not this true, as I have said? Would you not give ten thousand worlds, if you had so many, so you might be well assured that your sins shall be pardoned, and you souls and bodies justified and glorified, at the coming of Jesus Christ?

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