Saturday, June 28, 2008

Spurgeon on Sugarcoating the Gospel

It never ceases to amaze how many of Charles Spurgeon's quotes seem so applicable to the modern church. Below is one good example. Many blogs and web sites highlight Spurgeon's words, but I guess there's a good reason for that.

We of course keep our eyes on Christ always, not lifting any man above another, but we can still appreciate the words and works of those He has raised up to serve a lost and dying world. Enjoy!

"Avoid a sugared gospel as you would shun sugar of lead. Seek the gospel
which rips up and tears and cuts and wounds and hacks and even kills, for that
is the gospel that makes alive again. And when you have found it, give good heed
to it. Let it enter into your inmost being. As the rain soaks into the ground,
so pray the Lord to let his gospel soak into your soul."

-Charles Haddon Spurgeon