14 August 2011

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. It's the devil who changes with the times.

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 "The Snare of the Fowler," a sermon preached Sunday Morning 29 March 1857 at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens.

he devil of five hundred years ago was a black and grimy thing, well pourtrayed in our old pictures of that evil spirit. He was a persecutor, who cast men into the furnace, and put them to death for serving Christ.

The devil of this day is a well-spoken gentleman: he does not persecute—he rather attempts to persuade and to beguile. He is not now the furious Romanist so much as the insinuating unbeliever, attempting to overturn our religion, whilst at the same time he pretends he would but make it more rational, and so more triumphant. He would only link worldliness with religion; and so he would really make religion void, under the cover of developing the great power of the gospel, and bringing out secrets which our forefathers had never discovered.

C. H. Spurgeon


Boerseuntjie said...

Sadly this is teh sin of Israel which is even in teh Church ~ the same.
Marriage to Canaan's idolatrious inhabitants destroyed them and placed them under a great curse which condemned many to eternal Hell; how much more for those in the household of God, where the Judgement of the LORD will begin?

Sad to say this is the mark of teh "evangelical" movement today which is even taking hold in so called Evangelcial reformed Churches.

Love with the world and it's ways is HATRED, TREASON and WAR against our King and Lord.

Anonymous said...

I love this short paragraph from Spurgeon!
So true, it sounds as if it was written during our modern days...what with mixing religion and worldliness in emergent churches and the mysticism and postmodernism that is infiltrating everywhere!

Daily Manna said...

This paragraph is great! It could've been written today. Thanks fro sharing! www.daily-manna.com

thejmfc said...

Charles Spurgeon knew about Rob Bell?