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's the
one  thing they can't do. They can make you say anything -- anything -- but
they can't make you believe it. They can't get inside you.'
     'No,'  he  said a little more  hopefully, 'no; that's quite true. They
can't  get inside  you. If you can  feel that staying human is worth while,
even when it can't have any result whatever, you've beaten them.'
     He  thought of  the telescreen with its never-sleeping ear. They could
spy  upon  you night  and day,  but if you  kept your  head you could still
outwit  them. With  all their cleverness they had never mastered the secret
of finding out what another human being was thinking. Perhaps that was less
true  when you were actually in their hands. One did not know what happened
inside the Ministry of Love, but it was possible to guess: tortures, {*filter*},
delicate  instruments  that  registered  your  nervous  reactions,  gradual
wearing-down  by sleeplessness  and  solitude  and persistent  questioning.
Facts, at any rate, could not be kept hidden. They could be tracked down by
enquiry,  they could  be squeezed out of  you by torture. But if the object
was  not to stay alive but to stay human, what difference did it ultimately
make?  They  could not alter  your feelings: for  that matter you could not
alter  them  yourself, even

Sun, 13 Jun 2010 02:06:43 GMT
of it in words alone: and that
without this, all pretences to spiritual experiences are vain. This all
my congregation can witness. And the people in general have manifested
an extraordinary dread of being deceived; being exceeding fearful lest
they should build wrong. Some of them have been backward to receive
hope, even to a great extreme, which has occasioned me to dwell longer
on this part of the narrative.

Conversion is a great and glorious work of God's power, at once changing
the heart, and infusing life into the dead soul; though the grace then
implanted more gradually displays itself in some than in others. But as
to fixing on the precise time when they put forth the very first act of
grace, there is a great deal of difference in different persons; in some
it seems to be very discernible when the very time was; but others are
more at a loss. In this respect, there are very many who do not know,
even when they have it, that it is the grace of conversion, and
sometimes do not think it to be so till a long time after. Many, even
when they come to entertain great hopes that they are converted, if they
remember what they experienced in the first exercises of grace, they are
at a loss whether it was any more than a common illumination; or whether
some other more clear and remarkable experience which they had
afterwards, was not the first of a saving nature. The manner of God's
work on the soul, sometimes especially, is very mysterious; and it is
with the kingdom of God as to its manifestation in the heart of a
convert, as is said, Mark iv. 26, 27,28, "So is the kingdom of God, as
if a man should cast seed into the ground, and should sle

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 22:48:34 GMT
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