Origine: Citato in Gambirasio, p. 62, § 599.
Frasi di Charles Spurgeon
Data di nascita: 19. Giugno 1834
Data di morte: 31. Gennaio 1892
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, comunemente C.H. Spurgeon , è stato un predicatore battista riformato britannico dell'800 la cui influenza continua a rimanere oggi molto grande fra cristiani riformati di diversa denominazione, fra i quali è ancora conosciuto come "il principe dei predicatori". Wikipedia
Frasi Charles Spurgeon
Origine: Citato in Gambirasio, p. 66, § 636.
„God looketh upon any thing we say, or any thing we do, and if He seeth Christ in it, He accepteth it; but if there be no Christ, He putteth it away as a foul thing.“
Origine: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 315.
„The Word of God can take care of itself, and will do so if we preach it, and cease defending it. See you that lion. They have caged him for his preservation; shut him up behind iron bars to secure him from his foes! See how a band of armed men have gathered together to protect the lion. What a clatter they make with their swords and spears! These mighty men are intent upon defending a lion. O fools, and slow of heart! Open that door! Let the lord of the forest come forth free. Who will dare to encounter him? What does he want with your guardian care? Let the pure gospel go forth in all its lion-like majesty, and it will soon clear its own way and ease itself of its adversaries.“
The Lover of God's Law Filled with Peace (January 1888) http://www.spurgeongems.org/vols34-36/chs2004.pdf
„The vendors of flowers in the streets of London are wont to commend them to customers by crying: "All a blowing and a growing." It would be no small praise to Christians if we could say as much for them.“
Origine: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 294.
„This is faith, receiving the truth of Christ; first knowing it to be true, and then acting upon that belief.“
Origine: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 227.
„Wisdom is, I suppose, the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.“
The Fourfold Treasure (1871) No. 991 http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0991.htm
„For my part, I love to stand foot to foot with an honest foeman. To open warfare, bold and true hearts raise no objections but the ground of quarrel. It is rather covert enmity which we have most cause to fear and best reason to loathe. That crafty kindness which inveigles me to sacrifice principle is the serpent in the grass -- deadly to the incautious wayfarer.“
Baptismal Regeneration (1864) http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0573.htm
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Origine: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 128.
The Salt-Cellars http://books.google.com/books?id=CmAUAAAAYAAJ&q=%22It+needs+more+skill+than+I+can+tell+To+play+the+second+fiddle+well%22&pg=PA284#v=onepage (1885)
„Is it not proven beyond all dispute that there is no limit to the enormities which men will commit when they are once persuaded that they are keepers of other men's consciences? To spread religion by any means, and to crush heresy by all means is the practical inference from the doctrine that one man may control another's religion. Given the duty of a state to foster some one form of faith, and by the sure inductions of our nature slowly but certainly persecution will occur. To prevent for ever the possibility of Papists roasting Protestants, Anglicans hanging Romish priests, and Puritans flogging Quakers, let every form of state-churchism be utterly abolished, and the remembrance of the long curse which it has cast upon the world be blotted out for ever.“
The Inquisition, 1868 The Sword and the Trowel http://www.spurgeon.org/s_and_t/inq.htm
„Oh, my brothers and sisters in Christ, if sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies; and if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay, and not madly to destroy themselves. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.“
" No. 349 https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-wailing-of-risca"
The Wailing of Risca (1860)
„Many books in my library are now behind and beneath me. They were good in their way once, and so were the clothes I wore when I was ten years old; but I have outgrown them. Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.“
Origine: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 37.
„Faith has a saving connection with Christ. Christ is on the shore, so to speak, holding the rope, and as we lay hold of it with the hand of our confidence, He pulls us to shore; but all good works having no connection with Christ are drifted along down the gulf of fell despair.“
Origine: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 228.
„Can you by humble faith look to Jesus and say: "My substitute, my refuge, ray shield; Thou art my rock, my trust; in Thee do I confide? "Then, beloved, to you I have nothing to say, except this: " Never be afraid when you see God's power; for now that you are forgiven and accepted, now that by faith you have fled to Christ for refuge, the power of God need no more terrify you than the shield and sword of the warrior need terrify his wife and child."“
Origine: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 591.
„The church may go through her dark ages, but Christ is with her in the midnight; she may pass through her fiery furnace, but Christ is in the midst of the flame with her.“
Origine: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 149.