Spurgeon rocks!

Sometimes I really wonder if our 'modern-day Christianity' bares any resemblance at all to the faith and lives of our forefathers.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (born in 1834) will forever be known as 'The Prince of Preachers'. He spoke the following words in 1882...

"Sometimes we are inclined to think that a very great portion of modern revivalism has been more a curse than a blessing, because it has led thousands to a kind of peace before they have known their misery; restoring the prodigal to the Father's house, and never making him say, 'Father, I have sinned.' How can he be healed who is not sick? or he be satisfied with the bread of life who is not hungry? The old-fashioned sense of sin is despised, and consequently a religion is run up before the foundations are dug out. Everything in this age is shallow. Deep-sea fishing is almost an extinct business so far as men's souls are concerned. The consequence is that men leap into religion, and then leap out again. Unhumbled they come to the church, unhumbled they remained in it, and unhumbled they go from it."

I would appreciate your comments... God bless.

3 comments:

Katie said...

You have to ask, where are the radical shifters and shakers? They seem to be hiding under a blanket of Political Correctness and apathy. Change starts in the Church, yet the modern generation are too content with their comfortable living to truly ask God to come and make them stand out from the crowd. I sometimes wonder whether it would take a massive natural disaster here in New Zealand to wake us up!

jacksta said...

some excellent thoughts...I was actually thinking about how simple the gospel is, yet we've made it complicated, trying to package it up nicely so we don't offend people.

PaisleyJade said...

I love quotes from our forefathers like Spurgeon, Tozer and the likes... definately shake us out of our spiritual apathy and remind us what being a follower of Christ is really about.