LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Warrant of Faith - C.H.Spurgeon sermon 531 pt.3

Brethren, I would not darken counsel by words without knowledge. "Believing" is most clearly explained by that simple word "trust." Believing is partly the intellectual operation of receiving divine truths, but the essence of it lies in relying upon those truths. I believe that, although I cannot swim, yonder friendly plank will support me in the flood—I grasp it, and am saved: the grasp is faith. I am promised by a generous friend that if I draw upon his banker, he will supply all my needs—I joyously confide in him, and as often as I am in want I go to the bank, and am enriched: my going to the bank is faith. Thus faith is accepting God's great promise, contained in the person of his Son. It is taking God at his word, and trusting in Jesus Christ as being my salvation, although I am utterly unworthy of his regard. Sinner, if thou takest Christ to be thy Saviour this day, thou art justified; though thou be the biggest blasphemer and persecutor out of hell, if thou darest to trust Christ with thy salvation, that faith of thine saves thee; though thy whole life may have been as black, and foul, and devilish as thou couldst have made it, yet if thou wilt honour God by believing Christ is able to forgive such a wretch as thou art, and wilt now trust in Jesus' precious blood, thou art saved from divine wrath.

7 Comments:

Blogger bluecollar said...

Please go to...
http://www.spurgeon.org/index/c09.htm

November 08, 2006 7:22 AM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Trust.... To believe that an airplane will fly and transport you safely is one thing, but to trust that it will means getting on board. A refusal to get on board will not provide you with any transportation.

W.H.

November 08, 2006 10:54 AM

 
Blogger bluecollar said...

Wayne - You should check out the last installment on Apostolic preaching of Repentance at Pulpit Magazine. Pastor Harding's responses are powerful.

November 08, 2006 11:45 AM

 
Blogger jel said...

that was cool,
Have you ever thought what it would have been like to have heard him preach , would he have preached with authority, or with a soft voice?

November 08, 2006 1:23 PM

 
Blogger bluecollar said...

Janice, his voice was melodious and beautiful to listen to, according to historians.

November 08, 2006 1:50 PM

 
Blogger Bhedr said...

I am glad you are posting this whole sermon. Everyone would do well to memorize it and *HEAR* what is being said.

November 08, 2006 9:03 PM

 
Blogger bluecollar said...

Brian, there were people that preached that one must reform BEFORE they came to Christ. That is what Spurgeon preached against. THAT is NOT what MacArthur preaches today. Later in the sermon Spurgeon will talk of how repentance is a gift of God, exactly like MacAthur. Be watching for that. If you've read the whole sermon you would have known that. I don't see how you are making this error.

November 09, 2006 7:11 AM

 

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