Five years before Mr. Spurgeon died, he spoke the following to his congregation:
Brethren, I desire to be in the same mold as John the Baptist. I would have my thoughts and my ministry concentrated on the Lord Jesus Christ, his sacrifice, and his atoning death, henceforth and forevermore. During the little time I may be spared to lift up my voice in this wilderness, I would bear witness to the Lamb of God. The years will be short in which I shall preach to this flock, but around the cross of Christ, our Lord, shall be to me the green pastures, and from the sacrifice of our Lord shall flow to you the still waters. Many others are dealing with other things. Some, I doubt not, faithfully; others with evil intent. I leave them to do their best or their worst. For this servant of God shall be separated to the gospel of God, dedicated to the atonement by his precious blood. I know no gospel, no redemption, but by substitution, and no substitute but Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Charles H. Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
About Greg Coleman
I am a Particular Baptist who affirms the absolute sovereignty of the triune Godhead in all things. The fullness of the Godhead dwells in the God-man Jesus Christ. He is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Disposer and Judge of all that ever was, is now or ever shall be. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men. He was made to be sin for his people and saved them from their sins by his substitutionary, sacrificial death on the cross thereby satisfying the justice and wrath of God against them. The sufficiency of his death to the satisfaction of God’s justice is proven by his physical resurrection from the dead and enthronement in glory at the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
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I would that all “Christians” would feel as he did, and act accordingly. It is my prayer that I could do as much… Thank you, Greg.
God bless you my brother.
I pray that you and your family will have a rich Lord’s Day.