But How Shall I Know That I Am Born Again?
By John Bunyan
(As a reminder, this whole section on being born again was lifted out of the middle of Mr. Bunyan's first publication Some Gospel Truths Opened. This last paragraph is both the end of this section and it serves as an introduction to his next section but we will stop here.)
Well then, seeing this is a truth of so great concern, I beseech you, seek to be thoroughly rooted into it by faith. And that you may so be, examine your heart; yes, beg of God to help you to examine it, and to throw out all fancy that you take instead of faith; also throw away all your own wisdom; yes, your own righteousness also, and come to God in the name of the Son of Mary, which is the Son of God, and beg faith of Him, true faith, the faith of the operation of God; such a faith as He gives to His own elect, which will show you clearly of these things; so that you shall not deceive yourself with a fancy of them; and the advantages will be many.