05 July 2009

Keep to the Old Truth

Your weekly dose of Spurgeon
posted by Phil Johnson

The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from The Spurgeon Archive. This short but potent excerpt comes from "Additions to the Church,"a sermon preached Sunday morning 5 April 1874, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle.

ear brethren and sisters, never give up the grand old truths of the gospel. Let no excitement, even though it be the whirlwind of a revival, ever sweep you off your feet concerning the great doctrines of the cross. If God does not save men by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival; we will keep to the old truth, anyhow, come what may! Our flag is nailed to the mast.

C. H. Spurgeon


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Love Spurgeon!
Too true. It is outside God's character to act according to anything but truth. He is consistant with what He has previously revealed. I think that the folly of our time is that many are attempting to conceal the "hard" truth. From that has sprung "new approaches" to sharing the partial truth.
Even our growth as believers is not dependent on new ideas, but a continual renewing of our minds by the Word and the Spirit.
So those who participate in streamlining the gospel, even well intentioned, will, at best, thwart their own growth.
(Please excuse name change. In flux with my account.)

Anonymous said...

The man was brilliant!

It really is easy isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Very nice exerpt. Excitement over whatever is drawing people can be easily deceptive. Just because a bunch of people show up to your church for your carnival or comedy acts...it doesn't mean you are drawing people to Christ. Marketing God...ick.

donsands said...

Amen! And a Hallelujah to our God and Savior for CH Spurgeon.

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Alan Kurschner said...

Praise God