Delivered on Sabbath Morning, May 1st, 1859, by the
REV. C. H. Spurgeon
at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens.
"Fight the Lord's battles."-1 Samuel 18:17.
. . . Alas! alas! It makes a Christian's blood boil to see glory given to a pack of scamps who call themselves priests!
Does it not make a man feel, when you see pictures of 'his holiness' and the cardinals, and so on, scattering their benedictions at the Vatican, or at St. Peter's, while admiring crowds fall down and worship them, that it were infinitely better to bow to the devil himself?
Have I not stood and seen the crowds by hundreds fall down and worship images and dressed up dolls? I have seen them worship bones and old teeth; I have seen them worship a skeleton, dressed out in modern costume said to be the skeleton of a saint.
I have marveled to see people so infatuated as to think that such idolatry was pleasing to the most high God.
We, brethren, the people of God, who know Christ, can give no glory to this rubbish, but turn away from it with horror!
Our glory must be given to Christ, and to Christ alone!
Oh! down, down, down, with everything else--but up, up, up, with the cross of Christ!
Down with your baptism, and your masses, and your sacraments! Down with your priest-craft, and your rituals, and your liturgies! Down with your fine music, and your pomp, and your robes, and your garments, and all your ceremonials!
I apologize if you didn't understand my comment and hope you didn't take it to mean that I had made a judgment regarding Rev. Spurgeon's eternal salvation, which of course could only be made by God. By the way, where in the Bible can I find support for the Reformation, the authority of its leaders, the authority of "Scripture Alone," and salvation by "Faith Alone." Also, do you regard Rev. Spurgeon as an authority on faith? If you do, why? And one last question: How do you know the Bible is the "Word of God?" Thank you for taking the time to consider these questions.
What!!!! Sturgeons can think!!!!!! There is something 'fishy' about all of this...and this ain't Denmark! Quit your carping about the Mackerel Snappers just for the Halibut before you begin to flounder.
Reply to edl: re: Spurgeon's thoughts on Roman Catholicism
I do not wonder that when you are no longer with us, you will not be able to ask him your self, because you will be where the beast and the false prophet are, and not where Mr. Spurgeon is. 2 Thess. 2:11-12