Since there are a lot of topics on the BB now regarding Roman Catholics , I thought I would quote Charles Spurgeon on the matter . This is from his "Full Harvest " autobiography : Volume 2 . In Brussels , I heard a good sermon in a Romish church . The place was crowded with people , many of them standing , though they might have had a seat for a halfpenny or a farthing ; and I stood , too ; and the good priest -- for I believe he is a good man -- preached the Lord Jesus with all his might . He spoke of the love of Christ , so that I , a very poor hand at the French language , could fully understand him , and my heart kept beating within me as he told of the love of Christ and the preciousness of his blood , and of His power to save the chief of sinners . He did not say , 'justification by faith,' but he did say, 'efficacy of the blood,' which comes to very much the same thing . He did not tell us we are saved by His grace , and not by our works ; but he did say that all the works of men were less than nothing when brought into competition with the blood of Christ , and that the blood of Jesus alone could save . True , there were objectionable sentences , as naturally there must be in a discourse delivered under such circumstances ; but I could have gone to the preacher , and have said to him , 'Brother , you have spoken the truth;' and if I had been handling his text , I must have treated it the same way that he did , if I could have done it as well . I was pleased to find my own opinion verified , in his case , that there are , even in the apostate church , some who cleave unto the Lord -- some sparks of heavenly fire that flicker amidst the rubbish of old superstition , some lights that are not blown out , even by the strong wind of Popery , but still cast a feeble gleam across the waters sufficient to guide the soul to the rock Christ Jesus . I saw , in that church , a box for contributions for the Pope ; he will never grow rich with what I put into it ... if you were to discover how the money gets to the poor , you would find how it reaches the saints .