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Well said, Charles Spurgeon!

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  1. asterisktom

    asterisktom Well-Known Member
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    "If your creed and Scripture do not agree, cut your creed to pieces, but make it agree with this book. If there be anything in the church to which you belong which is contrary to the inspired word, leave that church." Charles Haddon Spurgeon
     
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    Some would do well to look at the BB statement of faith occasionally.:thumbs:

    From the confession of faith Spurgeon signed circa 1890:

    Well said, indeed!
     
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    asterisktom Well-Known Member
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    Charles Spurgeon was a member of Baptist Board?
    :type:
    I am impressed.
     
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    Remember, his eschatology was radically different than today's. He believe dispensationalism was heretical. His was more of a covenental view. Thus, he was much closer to Calvin than most today. A good source on this is http://www.spurgeon.org/eschat.htm.

    Thus, when speaking of Spurgeon's end times, I phrase it that he was covenantel believer that believes there is no future for Israel but believes in a 1000 year reign, of sorts.

    As well, just to focus, he was not against confessions. Rather he strongly believed in them. He just didn't like all of them.
     
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    "I wish never to learn the art of tearing God’s meaning out of His own Words. If there is anything clear and plain, the literal sense and meaning of this passage—a meaning not to be spirited or spiritualized away—it must be evident that both the two and the ten tribes of Israel are to be restored to their own land and that a king is to rule over them." —"The Restoration and Conversion of the Jews"

    No future for Israel, indeed!
     
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    Quote from Spurgeon:

    "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 tell 170 [emphasis ours]."

    From: http://www.spurgeon.org/eschat.htm#3d

    Looks like it was well Said Spurgeon, very well Said.

    170 Spurgeon, "The Harvest and the Vintage," in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, 50:553-54
     
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    Awesome quote! Thanks. I think I'll repost it on my blog sometime.
     
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