29 April 2012

Something to Keep in Mind In These Times of Apostasy

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 "Our King, Our Joy," a sermon delivered on Sunday morning, 27 November 1870 at London's Metropolitan Tabernacle.



ook around us at this time at the numerous defalcations from the doctrines of the gospel among our ministers and leading men. First one and then another—those who seemed to be pillars are shaken like reeds in the storm.

A pestilence has gone forth from which few of our churches are free. Human intellect is adored as an idol, and in its pride it changes the teaching of the word, and sets up new dogmas which the word of God utterly rejects. If these things depress our spirits, nevertheless let us be of good courage; for if we cannot be joyful in our ministers, we will be joyful in our King.

If the pulpit fail us, the throne is ever filled by him who is the Truth; and if we have to suspect the orthodoxy of one, and to know the heterodoxy of another, to see Judas here and Ahithophel there, nevertheless Judah still ruleth with God and is faithful with the saints. Our King abideth, and his truth endureth to all generations.

C. H. Spurgeon

3 comments:

Scott Shaffer said...

Phil,

I look forward to the weekly dose of Spurgeon. I'd like to add his sermons to my personal library. Which electronic versions do you recommend?

Andy Morrison said...

these words remain true long after they were written.
the whole biologos evolution thing offering grant money to convince pastors against six day creationism seems to be in the same vein. Trying to convince pastors to compromise their beliefs to accommodate a secular humanist view of the world.

cgs said...

I miss the evening worship and prayer meetings that were so common and enriching at Church...they have been eliminated for years for the most part by home meetings.Which those I have attended, are greatly social, informative, comfortable,some very secular
and very "reality" Some have leadership,some do not.Some stay on track some do not.
Traditional Church meetings Sunday eve.and Wednesday eve.In my mind were broadly flexable, just as much oppurtunity for fellowship,special guests, missionaries and groups as well as visitors and prayer and preaching of the Gospel The Church is usually easier to find and designed,and constructed for People/Groups..And of great importance they were usually lead by the pastor in accord with the pastoral epistles in the New Testament......As I understand it,
Charles Haddon Spurgeon one of my heros. Preached eight Bible messages per week.
In England in the mid 1800s because he wanted to, no microphones either in his huge Church. And He led many people to Jesus Christ and eternal life.

(Act 2:1 On the day of Pentecost all the Lord's followers were together in one place.)

Evening Worship at Churches are a ministry to seniors,handicaped and disabled people,especially in bad weather.

In the book of revelation Christ told each of the 7 churches what He wanted of them ..Revelation Chapters 1-3.. As far as I know none of those churches still exist today!

Jesus Christ is God

Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the MORE, as ye see the day approaching.
I long for men like Charles Spurgeon...being just a layman thanks for reprinting his messages.