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Spurgeon on Trends in Evangelicalism

“We have nowadays around us a class of men who preach Christ, and even preach the gospel; but then they preach a great deal else which is not true, and thus they destroy the good of all that they deliver, and lure men to error. They would be styled “evangelical” and yet be of the school which is really anti-evangelical.”- Charles Spurgeon

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2 responses to “Spurgeon on Trends in Evangelicalism

  1. textsincontext April 19, 2012 at 02:39

    This brings to mind some of Spurgeon’s words that would be spurned by today’s Evangelicals:

    “The Church of Christ is continually represented under the figure of an army; yet its Captain is the Prince of Peace; its object is the establishment of peace, and its soldiers are men of a peaceful disposition. The spirit of war is at the extremely opposite point to the spirit of the gospel.”

    “Long have I held that war is an enormous crime; long have I regarded all battles as but murder on a large scale.”

    What pride flushes the patriot’s cheek when he remembers that his nation can murder faster than any other people. Ah, foolish generation, ye are groping in the flames of hell to find your heaven, raking amid blood and bones for the foul thing which ye call glory. Killing is not the path to prosperity; huge armaments are a curse to the nation itself as well as to its neighbours. 1026.706

  2. Michael Snow April 19, 2012 at 02:43

    His words also address some specific errors of today:

    “The Church of Christ is continually represented under the figure of an army; yet its Captain is the Prince of Peace; its object is the
    establishment of peace, and its soldiers are men of a peaceful disposition. The spirit of war is at the extremely opposite point to the spirit of the gospel.”

    “If there be anything which this book denounces and counts the hugest of all crimes, it is the crime of war.”

    What are the honours of war but brags of murder? What the fame of conquerors but the reek of manslaughter? TD76:4

    What pride flushes the patriot’s cheek when he remembers that his nation can
    murder faster than any other people. Ah, foolish generation, ye are groping in the flames of hell to find your heaven, raking amid blood and bones for the foul thing which ye call glory. Killing is not the path to prosperity; huge armaments are a curse to the nation itself as well as to its neighbours. 1026.706

    “Long have I held that war is an enormous crime; long have I regarded all battles as but murder on a large scale.”

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