Spurgeon's eschatology

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  1. agedman

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    It has been stated on the BB that Spurgeon was not pre-mil.

    Personally, I think such statements are in grave error.

    This was copied from here and is posted below with highlights added to show he most certainly was pre-mil and possibly leaned toward a dispensation view as well.

    On September 18th, 1876, he presented to the Metropolitan Tabernacle congregation this overview of eschatological events:
    I am no prophet, nor the son of a prophet; neither do I profess to be able to explain all the prophecies in this blessed Book. I believe that many of them will only be explained as the events occur which they foretell. Yet there are some things which are plain even to the most superficial reader. It is plain, for instance, that it is certainly foretold that the power of Antichrist shall be utterly and eternally destroyed, and that Babylon, that is to say, the Papal system, with all its abominations, shall be cast like a millstone into the flood, to rise no more for ever. It is also certain that the Jews, as a people, will yet own Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of David, as their King, and that they will return to their own land, "and they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the old cities, the desolations of many generations." It is certain also that our Lord Jesus Christ will come again to this earth, and that he will reign amongst his ancients gloriously, and that there will be a thousand years of joy and peace such as were never known on this earth before. It is also certain that there will be a great and general judgment, when all nations shall be gathered before the Son of man sitting upon the throne of his glory; and his final award concerning those upon his left hand will be, "These shall go away into everlasting punishment;" and concerning those upon his right hand, "but the righteous into eternal life." How all these great events are to be chronologically arranged, I cannot tell170 [emphasis ours]. (bold mine)​

    This is but a small cut and paste of Spurgeon's thinking on Eschatology, but it is enough to show the truth of what this man considered essential to the thinking a believer should have about the last days.
     
  2. Iconoclast

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    CHS was Historic Premill.
     
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    Spurgeon was Chiliast, or Historic Premil. He was probably post trib as are most Historic Chiliasts.
     
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    To be fair, eschatology took on greater importance after Dispensationalism had been on the scene for a few decades. Prior to that it wasn't the burning issue that it is with some today. That is not to minimize its importance.

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    Yes....do not forget the downgrade controversy was a major distraction;

    Here are some quotes from the Spurgeon Archives
     
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    from the archives;
     
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    Some years ago I attended some meetings at the Metropolitan tabernacle in London and heard its current Pastor, Peter Masters, speaking on Spurgeon's eschatological views.
    I can't remember it all now, but Spurgeon's view was very idiosyncratic, and his premillennial reign of Christ seemed not to have an end.
     
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    From the archives;
    http://www.spurgeon.org/eschat.php#ans2
     
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