Spurgeon "Wins" Stolen Warnie Award

Well, there are no lengths that some people won't go to in order to honour their heroes. Spurgeon isn't even alive to thank him, but Phil Johnson has stolen the graphic he created for me and has unilaterally decided to award one to The Prince of Preachers.All I can say is that Spurgeon deserves it. With an output to rival any modern blogger, when Phil isn't creating graphics for the Web, writing MacArthur's books, or refusing to answer questions on cessationism, he is slowly placing all of … [Read more...]

Spurgeon on predestination and free will

Thanks Pyromaniac for todays dose of Spurgeon wisdom O for a restoration of preaching like this:The system of truth is not one straight line, but two. No man will ever get a right view of the gospel until he knows how to look at the two lines at once.I am taught in one book to believe that what I sow I shall reap: I am taught in another place, that "it is not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy."I see in one place, God presiding over all in providence; and … [Read more...]

Spurgeon: a forerunner of the moderate charismatic?

PyroManiac has served us well and honestly by providing quotes which show Spurgeons view of impressions. The balance he brings is fantastic. All of the quotes are worth reading, but here are some that stand out to me:'A Well-Ordered Life' (sermon #878):Some, I know, fall into a very vicious habit, which habit they excuse themselvesnamely, that of ordering their footsteps according to impressions.Every now and then I meet with people whom I think to be rather weak in the head, who will … [Read more...]

Spurgeon and mystery

Rebecca Writes: is doing Spurgeon quote month and has the following from the prince of preachers:"How is it that the Father is God, that the Son is God, and that the Holy Ghost is God, and yet that there are not three Gods, but one God? I cannot tell you. I know it is so, for it is revealed; but how it is so is not for us to guess, because it is not revealed or explained. Our understanding can adventure as far as the testimony, and no farther. Many attempts have been made by divines to find … [Read more...]

Spurgeon on substitutionary atonement

Anyone would think Spurgeon had met Steve Chalke It is amazing how our battle never changes throughout the centuries. PyroManiac has done us a great service by finding this fantastic quote which I stand behind 100%"Those who set aside the atonement as a satisfaction for sin also murder the doctrine of justification by faith. They must do so. There is a common element which is the essence of both doctrines; so that, if you deny the one, you destroy the other.Modern thought is nothing but an … [Read more...]

Assorted thoughts on the Baptism with the Holy Spirit

This post is a gathering into one place of as many thoughts, verses and quotes on the Holy Spirit as I can find from my blog. I have posted much if not all of this before but here it all is together....Just to kick of with, I believe that the HS is given:1. To assure us of salvation2. To empower us to live godly lives since, "PRINT ON A PAGE CAN NEVER MAKE US HOLY ON ITS OWN."3. To make us more evangelistic (cf the boldness of Acts 2) 4. To give us giftsGal 3:13ff Christ redeemed us from the … [Read more...]

Books every Christian should read: Spurgeon's Sermons

The Metropolitan Tabernacle pulpit and New Park St Pulpit include 3200 sermons by Spurgeon and are one of the marvels of English language publishing.Widely believed to be the greatest English-speaking preacher ever known Spurgeonexpected to win souls with every message. His preaching created a stir in Victorian England and beyond. He was every bit as well-known as any televangelist of today.These two series of sermons together are encyclopedic in their extent. I will never forget first seeing … [Read more...]

Books every Christian should read: The Soulwinner

Many years ago, I participated in a week of outreach led by Lex Loizidesat the end of the week he presented everyone with a copy of a paperback Christian book- C. H . Spurgeon's the soulwinner. Why that book you might well ask. Why would a book written during the Victorian era in London make my list of books every christian should read?Quite simply there is no book more calculated to unsettle us from our willingness to accept a form of chrisitanity that was as alien to Spurgeon as it was to … [Read more...]

The Cost of and rewards of preaching to be a Soul-Winner

Preaching the simple gospel is not as easy as it looks. I think that what Spurgeon says below is true to a greater or lesser degree of all preachers used significantly by God. Paul was not the only preacher of whom God has said "I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name." (Acts 9:16).But it is of course a great blessing to be involved whether as a preacher or as a friend in seeing someone become a Chrisitan. After all it brings great joy in heaven.Spurgeon: "It is a … [Read more...]

Keep them hanging on……. more on the power of preaching

Blogotional quotes someone who says: "As Christians, we are first and foremost a people with whom God dwells. We are a people of His presence.....So often, we seek to know God through many methods other than the one thing needful which is direct personal knowledge." and is sceptical that such personal knoweldge can be imparted through preaching. He is however eager to hear more about what kind of preaching changes lives. This study is the study of a lifetime, and in many ways is an extension … [Read more...]


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