Tuesday, September 29, 2015

My Year with Spurgeon #39

The Security of the Church
Charles Spurgeon
Psalm 125:2
FIRST, THE CHURCH AS A WHOLE is secured by God beyond the reach of harm. She is ably garrisoned by Omnipotence, and she is castled within the faithful engagements of the covenant. How often has the Church been attacked; but how often has she been victorious? The number of her battles is just the number of her victories.
Tell me that God put a thing in the Bible that I am not to preach! You are finding fault with my God.
If it be not God’s truth, let it alone; but if you believe the thing, out with it.
What is true of the mass is true of the unit. The fact which relates to the Church includes in it EVERY MEMBER OF THE CHURCH. God has fortressed his people; so that every believer is infallibly secure.
Will Christ lose that which he has bought with his own blood? Yes, there are men with judgments so perverted, that they believe Christ died for those that are damned, and bought with his own blood men that perish. Well, if they choose to believe that, I do not envy them the elasticity of their intellects; but this I conceive to be but an axiom, that what Christ has paid for so dearly with his own heart’s blood he will have.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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