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Disagreements

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 at 11:45 am

To confess you were wrong yesterday, is only to acknowledge that you are a little wiser today; and instead of being a reflection on yourself, it is an honour to your judgment, and shows that you are improving in the knowledge of the truth. Do not be ashamed to learn, and to cast aside your old doctrines and views, but to take up that which you may more plainly see to be in the Word of God. But if you do not see it to be here in the Bible, whatever I may say, or whatever authorities I may plead, I beseech you, as you love your souls, reject it; and if from this pulpit you ever hear things contrary to this Sacred Word, remember that the Bible must be the first, and God’s minister must lie underneath it. Charles Spurgeon

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Spurgeon on becoming a Baptist

Friday, March 24th, 2006 at 1:52 pm

He said he became a Baptist because of studying the New Testament in Greek. “According to my reading of Holy Scripture, the believer in Christ should be buried with Him in baptism, and so enter upon his open Christian life.”

Spurgeon’s mother once proclaimed, “Ah, Charles! I often prayed the Lord to make you a Christian, but I never asked that you become a Baptist.”

Spurgeon with a smile responded quickly, “Ah, mother! The Lord has answered your prayer with His usual bounty, and given you exceeding abundantly above what you asked or thought.”

From Spurgeon Gold, page 183.

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Compassion for souls

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 at 9:06 pm

If you can live without souls being converted, you shall live without their being converted; but if your soul breaks for the longing that it has towards Christ’s glory and the conversion of the ungodly, if like her of old, you say, “Give me children or I die,” your insatiable hunger shall be satisfied; the craving of your spirit shall be gratified.
-Charles Spurgeon

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Slain by the Law

Saturday, February 11th, 2006 at 12:02 pm

God never clothes men until He has first stripped them, nor does He quicken them by the gospel till they are slain by the Law. When you meet with persons in whom there is no trace of conviction of sin, you may be quite sure that they have not been wrought upon by the Holy Spirit; for “when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.”

-Charles Spurgeon

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Complacency of the Lost

Monday, February 6th, 2006 at 10:00 am

Is it not a horrible thing that Satan leads men to say, “Do not trouble us with your gospel! Do not bother us with religion! Do not come here with your tracts! Let us alone!” They claim the wretched right to perish in their sins, the liberty to destroy their own souls. We know who rules when men speak thus: it is the prince of darkness, who makes them hate the light. Oh, my hearers, do not some of you say, “We do not want to be worried with thoughts of death and judgment and eternity; we do not desire to hear about repentance and faith in a Savior. All we want of religious people is that they will let us alone.” This cruel kindness we cannot grant them. How can we stand by and see them perish?

-Charles Spurgeon

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The Use of the Law

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 at 8:00 am

Lower the Law and you dim the light by which man perceives his guilt. This is a very serious loss to the sinner rather than a gain, for it lessens the likelihood of his conviction and conversion. I say you have deprived the gospel of its ablest auxiliary [its most powerful weapon] when you have set aside the Law. You have taken away from it the schoolmaster that is to bring men to Christ… They will never accept grace till they tremble before a just and holy Law. Therefore, the Law serves a most necessary purpose, and it must not be removed from its place.

-Charles Spurgeon

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The State of the Lost

Friday, January 27th, 2006 at 1:17 pm

All men are under the Law by nature, and consequently they are condemned by it because they have broken its commands; and apart from our Lord Jesus men are only reprieved criminals, respited from day to day, but still under sentence and waiting for the appointed hour when the warrant shall be solemnly executed upon them.

-Charles Spurgeon

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Flattery

Thursday, January 26th, 2006 at 7:29 am

There is another life; the Lord will come a second time; judgment will arrive; the wrath of God will be revealed. Where this is not preached, I am bold to say the gospel is not preached. It is absolutely necessary to the preaching of the gospel of Christ that men be warned as to what will happen if they continue in their sins. Ho, ho, sir surgeon, you are too delicate to tell the man that he is ill! You hope to heal the sick without their knowing it. You therefore flatter them, and what happens? They laugh at you; they dance upon their own graves. At last they die! Your delicacy is cruelty; your flatteries are poisons; you are a murderer. Shall we keep men in a fool’s paradise? Shall we lull them into soft slumbers from which they will awake in Hell? Are we to become helpers of their damnation by our smooth speeches? In the name of God, we will not.

-Charles Spurgeon

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The law of God

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 at 10:04 am

There is a war between you and God’s Law. The Ten Commandments are against you. The first comes forward and says, “Let him be cursed. For he denies Me. He has another god beside Me. His god is his belly and he yields his homage to his lust.” All the Ten Commandments, like ten great cannons, are pointed at you today. For you have broken all of God’s statutes and lived in daily neglect of all His commandments. Soul, you will find it a hard thing to go at war with the Law. When the Law came in peace, Sinai was altogether on a smoke, and even Moses said, “I exceeding fear and quake!” What will you do when the Law of God comes in terror, when the trumpet of the archangel shall tear you from your grave, when the eyes of God shall burn their way into your guilty soul, when the great books shall be opened, and all your sin and shame shall be punished? Can you stand against an angry Law in that Day?

-Charles Spurgeon

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Unconverted in the Church

Saturday, January 21st, 2006 at 11:56 am

By all means, let us bring true converts into the church, for it is part of our work to teach them to observe all things whatsoever Christ has commanded them, but still, this is to be done to disciples and not to mere professors; and if care be not used, we may do more harm than good at this point. To introduce unconverted persons to the church is to weaken and degrade it; and therefore an apparent gain may be a real loss.

-Charles Spurgeon

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