The force by which they thus strive is the spirit of Christ and Him crucified. Except in rare cases, they have not apprehended any theological system embracing this as a dogma or doctrine. They have not reached their experience of it by way of any contract to believe, or by any declara tion of faith. It is a strength which has been wrought in them by the Holy Spirit. It is a new creation within them, by which they not only enter into the church of the Living God, but by which they dare to oppose the spirit of the world, and to strive to correct that bias towards evil which SO largely controls the streams of the living round about them.