[Papercut Press Publishing] 1998-05-26 - Quotes: 2

Last time I checked I was not a Baptist. But I have fallen in love with a Baptist … for at least his preaching. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, his name comes up a lot, and well, in his time and since then, he was known under the title, "The Prince of all Preachers". For several years, though not a Baptist myself, I have made the habit of reading one sermon of his a day. In 30-40 years I might even get through all his sermons, they are only 63 volumes … !! Here are some recent Spurgeon quotes from my reading:

"Though the earth should rock beneath the feet of man, yet the Christian may stand fast, and though the heavens should be rolled up, and the firmament should pass away like a scroll that is burned by fervent heat, yet need not a Christian fear; God's people shall be saved: if they cannot be saved under the heavens, they shall be saved in the heavens: if there be no safety for them in the time of trouble upon this solid earth, they shall be 'caught up together with the Lord in the air, and so shall they be ever with the Lord.' And ever safe." (Spurgeon, C. S. Lewis, and probably John Stott of recent London fame showing themselves to be theological brothers, not sure I agree with them however, food for thought …)

"God hath a sun without a spot, a sky without a cloud, a day without a night, a sea without a wave, a world without a tear. Happy are they who, having passed through this world, have entered into rest, and ceased from their own works, as God did from his, bathing their weary souls in seas of heavenly rest." (See why I love Spurgeon?)

"Nothing binds me to my Lord like a strong belief in his changeless love."

"I would never have been saved if I could have helped it."

"Prayer without faith! What sort of prayer is it? It is the prayer of a man who does not believe in God."

"Public prayer is no evidence of piety. It is practiced by an abundance of hypocrites. But private prayer is a thing for which the hypocrite has no heart."

For amusement only, from the Puritan John Trapp, yet how true it is.... "The first tale is good till the second be heard."

Soli Deo Gloria,
Tim