Monday, February 2, 2009

Quotes by Charles H. Spurgeon

"Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace."

"The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation."

"A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit's aid than he can create a world."

"Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven."

"Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us."

"Giving is true having."

"It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength."

"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."

"Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties."

"The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction."

"Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of."

"Of two evils, choose neither."

"You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter."

6 comments:

satire and theology said...

"The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation."

Can you say Oprah?

"The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction."

Ouch.

But a good point.

"You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter."

Yes, God will start the work in this human life. Hebrews 9: 27.

Jeff said...

Can you say Oprah?

LOL, yeah, according to her, there cannot be only one way to salvation. Yet Jesus said that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and that no one comes to the Father except through Him.

Thanks, Russ. I hope your revisions are going well.

ryan_burns said...

Jeff,
You just gotta love Spurgeon! If you're interested, you should check out the massive Spurgeon collection we're work on right now. To have all that Spurgeon just a mouse click away is going to be amazing!
Cheers
_ryan

Jeff said...

Thanks, Ryan!
I'll have to check it out!

Greg said...

Hi, Jeff. Amen to all the quotes, but that last one is something many don't see the truth of. I was happy to see it. :)

Jeff said...

Thanks, Greg. Yeah, apparently, that last quote was originally directed toward Catholics. And most people seem to define 'saint' either in that Catholic sense, or else as an exceptionally good person. Neither is the biblical definition, as you know.