CHARLES SPURGEON & SAMUEL RUTHERFORD ON SEPARATION & TOLERATION OF EVIL, ERROR, HERESY, AND SIN
"Believers in Christ's atonement are now in declared union with those who make light of it; believers in Holy Scripture are in confederacy with those who deny plenary inspiration; those who hold evangelical doctrine are in open alliance with those who call the fall a fable, who deny the personality of the Holy Ghost, who call justification by faith immoral, and hold that there is another probation after death Yes, we have before us the wretched spectacle of professedly orthodox Christians publicly avowing their union with those who deny the faith, and scarcely concealing their contempt for those who cannot be guilty of such gross disloyalty to Christ. To be very plain, we are unable to call these things Christian Unions, they begin to look like Confederacies in Evil… It is our solemn conviction that where there can be no real spiritual communion there should be no pretense of fellowship. Fellowship with known and vital error is participation in sin."
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon, November,1887, The Sword and the Trowel.
"When the greatest part of a Church maketh defection from the Truth, the lesser part remaining sound, the greatest part is the Church of Separatists."
"(F)or there is a vast difference to be put betwixt a time wherein the church is advancing in a course of reformation, and a time wherein she is declining and sliding back from that degree of reformation unto which she had already...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
OCCASIONAL HEARING LEADS TO OPEN COMMUNION, OVERTHROWING FAITHFUL CONFESSIONS, & THEN FINAL APOSTASYFinally, that we may trace the streams to their fountain, of which the "flock of slaughter" are tempted to drink when "fouled by the feet of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
"The Resolutioners and Protesters were two parties formed in the Church of Scotland in consequence of certain resolutions agreed upon by the Commission of the General Assembly, and afterwards approved of by the Assembly itself, with respect to the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Proof That the Church is Often Obscured: From the Condition of the Old Testament Church by Francis Turretin. Our opinion is confirmed by various reasons. The first is drawn from the condition of the church under the Old Testament, under which it...[ abbreviated | read entire ]