22 April 2011

Something to Consider This Good Friday

Your weekly dose of Spurgeon
posted by Phil Johnson

The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from The Spurgeon Archive. The following excerpt is from "Tender words of terrible apprehension!," a sermon preached at Exeter Hall on Sunday morning, 4 November 1860.

he wrath of God and the judgment of the day of the Lord cannot be a trifling matter. How emphatically are we told in Scripture, that it is "a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Upon such a subject we cannot afford to trifle.

Besides, the mystery of Calvary indicates to us that sin must deserve at God's hand a terrible penalty. Did Jesus suffer so bitterly to save men, and will not the unsaved endure bitterness indeed? Must the eternal and holy Son of God, upon whom sin was only an imputed thing—must he bleed and die, and offer up his life, with his soul exceedingly heavy even unto death—and is the world to come a thing about which men can afford to sport or idly dream?

C. H. Spurgeon


donsands said...

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.....See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven." Hebrews 10-12

"The contrast is between the piecemeal revelation of God, communicated to the people by Moses on earth, and the full revelation in Jesus Christ that "was first announced by the Lord" (Heb. 2:3)....Jesus continues to speak to His people through His servants, the ministers of the Gospel."-William Hendriksen

Thanks for posting one of our Lord's most beloved, profound, and famous, servants.

Blessings to you and your family this Easter.

jmb said...

In two paragraphs, the definitive answer to Rob Bell and those who believe as he does.