Outstanding Sermon Mr Koelsch deserves a hearty and sincere THANK YOU for taking on the task of giving voice to Spurgeon's sermons. It makes a huge difference in reading them and then in hearing them.
Why do the preachers of today not get it? Why is it that Spurgeon understood the most basic things of scripture and could impart them to others clearly and simply? Where is the difficulty in doing this?
I thought I understood ELECTION until I listened to this sermon. We are taught in this day and time that ELECTION is part of predestination and Spurgeon says NAY! He also explains why.
At the 29:30 mark, Spurgeon explains EXACTLY what ELECTION is. And in the hearing of this I came to realize instantly just how inundated we are today with false teachers and preachers, who preach their own definition of election. How sad. On the other hand how glorious - because we have Spurgeon's sermons and there is a light at the end of the tunnel and THANK GOD it is not an oncoming train.
Because of Spurgeon and his teaching I now have confidence in my own salvation (because I can now understand it). Where before, due to the preachers of today I had doubt. Woe to them that preach other than the truth. Woe.
S. W. H. (4/20/2006)
A wonderful Sermon! This is a great sermon which, although it is being read by an American voice loses none of its spiritual force and power. As Spurgeon himself says in the course of the message one should set aside his prejudices and listen. Enjoy!
Manny Salva Cruz (1/21/2006)
from Northridge, CA
Great Sermon! The people of God are called the "Elect of God". We are distinguished from the rest of mankind. We have been chosen. We have been foreordained. This great doctrine is very evident from the Scripture. In fact, the first century Christians are used to calling each other the "Elect." They were not ashamed of such a word. This was a description of who they were in Christ. But nowadays, the word election has been dressed up with diversities of meanings. No wonder, Christians are afraid to be called the "elect" of God. That is why the common question on "Will God elect some to salvation and at the same time elect others to condemnation" will not hold. If you have the Lord, then God has called you. We are the elect according to our own confession. It does not depend upon who wer are or what we have done. We are saved by His grace according to His own purpose. That is why we bown down under His sovereignty. Hear this message now. Lay aside your own prejudices. Listen calmly. Exercise your judgment. Then, God will give you wisdom. Be blessed.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1854, just four years after his conversion, Spurgeon, then only 20, became pastor of London's famed New Park Street Church (formerly pastored by the famous Baptist...