Saturday, April 09, 2011

Quote of the Day #101 - Charles Spurgeon

A quote from Charles Spurgeon
If the atoning sufferings of Christ are left out of a ministry, that ministry is worthless. “The blood is the life thereof,” is as true about sermons as it is about animals and sacrifices. A bloodless gospel, a gospel without the atonement, is a gospel of devils, and not the gospel of God.

Many are laboring hard, till their oars bend, to get away from the Gospel of Jesus Christ—I mean hundreds of so-called ministers of Christ—but in proportion as they forsake the Gospel, they cease to be what they pretend to be. They are not the ministers of God, or of His Christ! They are not ambassadors telling of reconciliation to men if in their teaching the sufferings of Christ are hazy and their cause and motive and objective are obscured. It is the glory of some of us that whatever else we bear witness to, we certainly are witnesses of the sufferings of Christ. We declare to men that there is no hope for them but in Christ who died!
~Charles Spurgeon (A Witness And A Partaker 2610.89)

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1 comment:

  1. Indeed, what's the Gospel without Jesus' blood? And what's Christianity without Christ?

    Without Jesus, we are helpless and hopeless. It's only through His perfect sacrifice that we can be assured of an intimate relationship God.

    A great quote from Charles Spurgeon's work.

    Thanks for sharing.