18 February 2007

Postmodern disbelief on the one hand; charismatic gullibility on the other...

Now is the time for steadfastness

Your weekly dose of Spurgeon
posted by Phil Johnson



The PyroManiacs devote space at the beginning of each week to highlights from The Spurgeon Archive. This excerpt is from "The Pastor's Life Wrapped Up With His People's Steadfastness: A Pleading Reminder for the New Year," a sermon on 1 Thessalonians 3:8, first published at the start of 1884.


ome are always shifting their doctrinal opinions. Within the last ten years we have had the most remarkable selection of abominations in the way of new doctrines that ever cursed our human race.

If all the heresies that have been vamped were true, I do not know whether there would remain either heaven, or hell, or earth, or God, or man, for all these have been removed by the foul finger of doubt.

Some go in not so much for disbeliefs as for fanaticisms; and, believing nothing one day, the world is to believe everything the next. We have already miracles restored to us, and a daring person has arisen who assumes the name of Christ. A bottomless pit of fanaticism is yawning. Hell from beneath is vomiting all manner of absurdities to vex the church of God.

Now is the time for steadfastness. It is a blessed thing for a man to know what he does believe, and to hold it; to have no ear for novelty-mongers, but to say, "If it be new it is not true. I have my colors nailed to the mast, and I cannot take them down."
C. H. Spurgeon



3 comments:

amandajane said...

Spurgeon, as clear as ever, the clarion call to standfast for the truth.

Over here in UK-land we are having the same battles. The emergent church is starting to creep its way into our church culture in very subtle ways.

I had a curry with his great nephew once - how cool is that?!

Carla Rolfe said...

"Now is the time for steadfastness. It is a blessed thing for a man to know what he does believe, and to hold it; to have no ear for novelty-mongers, but to say, "If it be new it is not true. I have my colors nailed to the mast, and I cannot take them down."

Amen to this! Thanks again for this, I always look forward to it.

Jacob said...

Hey did you guys read this yet?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article1403702.ece

Crazy news. Wonder what's next in the path toward the great apostate religion!