The Soulwinner.

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Brice, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Brice

    Brice
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Soulwinner!

    I am currently reading The Soulwinner by C.H. Spurgeon and came across this on page 19:

    “I hate to hear the terrors of the Lord proclaimed by men whose hard countenances, harsh tones, and unfeeling spirits betray a sort of doctrinal dehydration: all the milk of human kindness is dried out of them. Having no feeling himself, such a preacher creates none. The people sit and listen while he keeps to dry, lifeless statements. They come to value him for being “sound,” and they themselves come to be sound, too. I need not add, sound asleep. What life they have is spent snuffing out heresy and making earnest men offenders for a word. May we never be baptized into this spirit!”

    What great words! He then continues:

    “Whatever I believe, or do not believe, the command to love my neighbor as myself still retains its claim upon me. God forbid that any views or opinions should contract my soul and harden my heart to make me forget this law of love! Love for God is first, but by no means lessens the obligation of love for man. In fact, the first commandment includes the second. We are to love out neighbors’ conversion because we love them. We are to speak to them in terms of God’s loving Gospel because our hearts desire their eternal good.”

    The first paragraph quoted, I feel, speaks to many discussions we’ve had on this board. Just an observation and some words that seemed beneficial to all of us. God bless.
     
  2. USN2Pulpit

    USN2Pulpit
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,641
    Likes Received:
    0
    The first paragraph certainly describes some of the activity on this board. While many of our discussions are useful here, there are many more we can point to and wonder just where the love of Christ is.
     
  3. gb93433

    gb93433
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Messages:
    15,496
    Likes Received:
    6
    I read that book years ago and it changed my life.
     
  4. John of Japan

    John of Japan
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Messages:
    12,210
    Likes Received:
    192
    Great statements from a great book by a great man who loved a great God. And your comments, Brice, and the other comments so far are right on. [​IMG]
     
  5. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Messages:
    15,125
    Likes Received:
    0
  6. shannonL

    shannonL
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    0
    Where did you pick that book up? Is it a work that is still easily obtained?
     
  7. gb93433

    gb93433
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Messages:
    15,496
    Likes Received:
    6
  8. Brice

    Brice
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shannon,

    I picked up the book at the local Berean Christian Bookstore in the clearance section of all places. I second John and GB’s comments. It is, so far, a life changing book. Here is the link to Berean (and the book) online. http://www.berean.com/be/item_0883687097.htm

    I got mine for 50% off in the store, so if you have a Berean near you I would recommend going in to buy it.
     
  9. Brice

    Brice
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. Brice

    Brice
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sorry double post. :D
     
  11. Brice

    Brice
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks John and you are right on about Spurgeon. [​IMG]
     
  12. Mexdeaf

    Mexdeaf
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Messages:
    7,051
    Likes Received:
    0
    It is available on Amazon for around $8 with shipping. I just bought one.
     
  13. shannonL

    shannonL
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is a Berean bookstore in Canton, OH. I go there sometimes. You said you found it in the clearance section. What is sad is you find alot of the classics in the clearance sections at christian bookstores everywhere. Nobody wants to read those they want the latest "How you can find yourself books" or the assortment of "God has a plan,purpose for you books" . You get my point.
     
  14. Plain Old Bill

    Plain Old Bill
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    3,657
    Likes Received:
    0
    Or you could go to the Spurgeon Archives on the net and print it out or just read it in place anytime you wish.
     
  15. Brice

    Brice
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was talking to a friend about that the other night. The books that sell are somewhat fluffy by nature. I love the classics and find a great deal of wisdom in them. I found mine in the back of the store for 50% off (plus an extra 10%off for having a Berean card). Kind of sad, but at least I got a great book for less then $6. :D POB's idea is a good one as well and cheap. [​IMG]
     
  16. Brice

    Brice
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Might end up being the best $8 you will spend. [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

Loading...