Friday, June 26, 2009

From the Prince of Preachers

"But more, there is war between you and God’s Law. The Ten Commandments are against you . . . . The First one comes forward and says, 'Let him be cursed, for he denies me. He has another god besides me; his god is his belly, he yields homage to his lust.' All the Ten Commandments, like ten great pieces of cannon, are pointed at you today, for you have broken all God’s statutes, and lived in the daily neglect of all His commands. Soul! You will find it a hard thing to go to war with the Law. When the Law came in peace, [Mount] Sinai was altogether on a smoke, and even Moses said, 'I do exceedingly fear and quake.' What will you do when the Law comes in terror, when the trumpet of the archangel shall tear you from your grave, when the eyes of God shall burn their way into your guilty soul, when the great books shall be opened, and all your sin and shame shall be published? Can you stand against an angry Law in that day?"

Charles Spurgeon was the brilliant minister of the 19th century, who was commonly known as "The Prince of Preachers." He had a vocabulary of an amazing 23,000 words. Shakespeare had 23,000 words (the average person has about 13,000). I read the above portion of one of his sermons way back in August of 1982, and it was the catalyst for my understanding of the nature and use of the moral Law, expounded in "Hell’s Best Kept Secret" (freely listen on -Ray Comfort