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The Wisdom Of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

In these days of sugar puff gospel, it’s refreshing to go back and read what the old time preachers had to say about taking a stand for truth no matter what the cost to us. If we would be pleasing to the Lord, we must be more like them and turn away from today’s so-called preachers who would tickle our ears by telling us what we want to hear (that is, what appeals to the flesh), rather than telling us what we need to hear (that is, what will save our souls). Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the prince of preachers, was one of the very best of these. Here’s some of the things that he had to say about the church and about the lost:

“If the Lord’s bearing our sin for us is not the gospel, I have no gospel to preach.”

“Avoid a sugared gospel as you would shun sugar of lead. Seek the gospel which rips up and tears and cuts and wounds and hacks and even kills, for that is the gospel that makes alive again. And when you have found it, give good heed to it. Let it enter into your inmost being. As the rain soaks into the ground, so pray the Lord to let his gospel soak into your soul.”

“The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them…providing amusement for the people is nowhere spoken of as a function of the church…the need is for Biblical doctrine, so understand and felt that it sets men aflame.”

“When we preach Christ crucified, we have no reason to stammer, or stutter, or hesitate, or apologize; there is nothing in the gospel of which we have any cause to be ashamed.”

“If there be any one point in which the Christian church ought to keep its fervor at a white heat, it is concerning missions. If there be anything about which we cannot tolerate lukewarmness,
it is the matter of sending the gospel to a dying world.”
“If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.”

Let’s take Spurgeon’s words to heart and fight for the church which is suffering so much at the hands of false preachers today and let’s fight for the lost who, if they died tonight, would do so without having Jesus as Savior and, in their lost condition,  would be ushered straight into hell.


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