A brief word or two from Spurgeon

On March 25, 1866, Charles Spurgeon gave a 7672-word sermon titled: Future Punishment A Fearful Thing. Spurgeon expounded that,

God has ordained both the terrors of the Law and the tenderness of the Gospel—that by means of both—men may be saved.

Through the use of scriptural revelations, Spurgeon highlights that the civilisations of this era are eerily similar to those seen during Noah’s time (Genesis 6:9-9:29), those living in Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19), or Egypt; each of which was destroyed by God.

I agree with Spurgeon’s assessment that if you:

“Think lightly of Hell, and you will think lightly of the cross. Think little of the sufferings of lost souls, and you will soon think little of the Savior who delivers you from them.”

Spurgeon, Charles H. (2015)

Brethren be willing to see both sides of the shield of truth. Rise above the babyhood which cannot believe two doctrines until it sees the connecting link. Have you not two eyes, man? Must you needs put one of them out in order to see clearly?

C. H. Spurgeon, “Faith and Regeneration” (sermon 979, March 5, 1871, Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington

Funerals give us a final opportunity to reflect on the life and purpose of another’s life. When Charles Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, passed away on the 31ST of January 1892, the people of London went into mourning.

Flags flew at half-mast, shops and pubs were closed. During the three days Spurgeon’s body lay in the Metropolitan Tabernacle, 60,000 or so people came to pay their respects. Around 100,000 cordoned the streets as the funeral parade (which stretched for two miles) shadowed his hearse and olive-wood casket from the Tabernacle to the cemetery.

“When you see my coffin carried to the silent grave, I should like every one of you, whether converted or not, to be constrained to say, “He did earnestly urge us, in plain and simple language, not to put off the consideration of eternal things. He did entreat us to look to Christ.”

C. H. Spurgeon’s Autobiography, Compiled from His Diary, Letters, and Records, by His Wife and His Private Secretary, 1878–1892, vol. 4 (New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1900): 375

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