Firm in the faith

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by bb_baptist, May 16, 2001.

  1. bb_baptist

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    We admire a man who was firm in the faith, say four hundred years ago...but such a man today is a nuisance, and must be put down. Call him a narrow-minded bigot, or give him a worse name if you can think of one. Yet imagine that in those ages past, Luther, Zwingle, Calvin, and their compeers had said, "The world is out of order; but if we try to set it right we shall only make a great row, and get ourselves into disgrace. Let us go to our chambers, put on our night-caps, and sleep over the bad times, and perhaps when we wake up things will have grown better." Such conduct on their part would have entailed upon us a heritage of error. Age after age would have gone down into the infernal deeps, and the pestiferous gobs of error would have swallowed all. These men loved the faith and the name of Jesus too well to see them trampled on...

    It is today as it was in the Reformer's days. Decision is needed. Here is the day for the man, where is the man for the day? We who have had the gospel passed to us by martyr hands dare not trifle with it, nor sit by and hear it denied by traitor, who pretend to love it, but inwardly abhor every line of it...Look you, sirs, there are ages yet to come. If the Lord does not speedily appear, there will come another generation, and another, and all these generations will be tainted and injured if we are not faithful to God and to His truth today. We have come to a turning-point in the road. If we turn to the right, mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word.

    - C.H. Spurgeon
     
  2. Wes

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    What a wonderful post on a subject that is so critical to churches and Christians in out day and time. The Gospel is slandered and "watered" down today to the point that It would be unrecognizable to Paul, Peter, or even Mr. Spurgeon. Even so called "christians" assault he Word of the living God, discounting It's truths, making It into man's philosophy, worth nothing more than the paper It is written on. These are prime examples of the false brethren Jude, Paul, and Peter spoke of.

    We just completed forty days of prayer for our church. We are entering into a building program and have just started a new children's ministry. However our prayer was not for these things as much as it was for the Lord to preserve the Gospel at our church, and to keep us dedicated to His infallible, inerrant, Holy Word.

    May He keep a remnant of those that have not bought into the modern day lie, and that remain committed to the true Gospel and His Holy Word.

    Grace and Peace,
    Wes
     

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