29 August 2010

False Alarms

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 "Discipline in Christ's Army," a sermon preached on Sunday evening, 13 July 1879.

t is a very great sin on the part of Christian soldiers, to make false alarms to discourage and dispirit their fellow-soldiers. There are some professors who seem to delight to tell us of a new discovery in science which is supposed to destroy our faith. Science makes a wonderful discovery, and straightaway we are expected to doubt what is plainly revealed in the Word of God.

Considering that the so-called "science" is continually changing, and that it seems to be the rule for scientific men to contradict all who have gone before them, and that, if you take up a book upon almost any science, you will find that it largely consists of repudiations of all former theories, I think we can afford to wait until the scientific men have made up their minds as to what science really is.

At all events, we have no cause to be distressed concerning science, so let no Christian man's heart fail him, and let him not raise any alarm in the camp of Christ.

C. H. Spurgeon


DJP said...

... I think we can afford to wait until the scientific men have made up their minds as to what science really is

Well, they have made up their minds, though.

"Science really is" whatever they say it is right now. And right now. And right now. And....

Anonymous said...

Could have been written today.

Impacted Wisdom Truth said...


Jerry said...

So, are you saying that Spurgeon wouldn't join BioLogos if he was alive today?

Seth Huckstead said...

Question for Phil,

I remember that you posted pictures and dimensions for the pulpit at Grace Community. I have tried a search, but to no avail. Can you give me the link?


Seth Huckstead

donsands said...

"so let no Christian man's heart fail him"

And Jesus encouraged us we "ought always to pray and not lose heart" (Luke 18:1).
And Jesus said: "“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me." John 14:1

We truly can trust God's Word; His Bible,-- He sovereignly gave to us.

Sharon said...

@Seth Send me an email and I'll see if the facilities dept @ GCC has the specs.


Phil Johnson said...


See here for the photos; here for the article that goes with the pics.

Seth Huckstead said...

Thanks Phil. I realized that if you search for pulpit, dimensions, measurements, plans, and blueprints, you have a lot of jargon that we as Calvinists and evangelicals use quite often. That is why my search was producing nothing.

Keep up the good work.

Halcyon said...

The middle paragraph is the money shot.

Reminds me of something C.S. Lewis said (in Miracles, I believe) about how "it is the glory of science to progress," i.e., science (as a source of absolute knowledge) is necessarily unstable.