Skip to comments.Charles Haddon Spurgeon on Socialism
Posted on 08/05/2017 3:56:22 PM PDT by ProgressingAmerica
*- "I would not have you exchange the gold of individual Christianity for the base metal of Christian Socialism." - One Lost Sheep, April 28, 1889
*- "Some of us may have passed away, but you who are younger may live to see modern thought obtain supremacy over human minds: German rationalism which has ripened into Socialism may yet pollute the mass of mankind and lead them to overturn the foundations of society." - The Headstone of the Corner, June 23, 1878
*- "The next thing, dear friends, is that we must prove that the old faith produces much love of our fellow men. You know that, nowadays, the watchword is, "the enthusiasm of humanity." It is a curious thing that those churches that have such a wonderful "enthusiasm of humanity" speak of us as if we were always talking of God and forgetting men. Well, well, which of these new-fangled churches has an orphanage? It is very fine to talk about Christian socialism and what you are going to do for the poor - but what have you done? Much of it is just chatter, chatter and nothing else! But the godly, who feel that God is all, are, after all, those who care most for men. And those who believe most firmly that the unbelieving sinner will be lost are the men who are most anxious to have him saved!" - Dare to Be a Daniel, January 15, 1893
*- "The god of modern thought exceedingly resembles the deities described in this psalm. Pantheism is wondrously akin to Polytheism, and yet differs very little from Atheism. The god manufactured by our great thinkers is a mere abstraction: he has no eternal purposes, he does not interpose on the behalf of his people, he cares but very little as to how much man sins, for he has given to the initiated "a larger hope" by which the most incorrigible are to be restored. He is what the last set of critics chooses to make him, he has said what they choose to say, and lie will do what they please to prescribe. Let this creed and its devotees alone, and they will work out their own refutation, for as now their god is fashioned like themselves, they will by degrees fashion themselves like their god; and when the principles of justice, law, and order shall have all been effectually sapped we may possibly witness in some form of socialism, similar to that which is so sadly spreading in Germany, a repetition of the evils which have in former ages befallen nations which have refused the living God, and set up gods of their own." - The Treasury of David, p. 267.
*- "The fall of Adam is treated as a fable. And original sin and imputed righteousness are both denounced. As for the Doctrines of Grace - they are ridiculed as altogether out of vogue and even the solemn sanctions of the Law are scorned as bugbears of the dark ages. For many a year, by the grand old Truths of the Gospel, sinners were converted and saints were edified and the world was made to know that there is a God in Israel. But these are too antiquated for the present cultured race of superior beings! They are going to regenerate the world by Democratic Socialism and set up a kingdom for Christ without the new birth or the pardon of sin. Truly the Lord has not taken away the seven thousand that have not bowed the knee to Baal but they are, in most cases, hidden away - even as Obadiah hid the Prophets in a cave." - A Dirge for the Down-grade and a Song For Faith, April 18, 1889
*- "Whatever there may lack of grace and beauty in our speech, and our outward appearance, may there be no lack of Jesus Christ, set forth among the sons of men; for "men shall be blessed in him," and not without him. Great schemes of socialism have been tried and found wanting; let us look to regeneration by the Son of God, and we shall not look in vain. Nothing has come of newfangled preaching, from the first day till now; but never has the old faith of Jesus failed. Men have been blessed in Jesus, and they shall be blessed in him as long as the race shall exist." - Jesus "All Blessing and All Blest", February 1st, 1891
*- "Knock at no door which thou wouldst not have opened. Or it may open on a sudden, and thou wilt stand confounded. When persons speak for a cause which they do not really believe in, they may have to pay dearly for their words. Some who defend Socialism may soon have too much of it." - Proverbs and Quaint Sayings
Spurgeon was minister of London’t Metropolitan Tabernacle, the first “mega-church”. It had about 6000 members, and Spurgeon knew them all by name.
Sorry, should be “London’s” not “London’t”.
I love Purgeons writings
Bet Joel Osteen couldn’t name over 100 of his 30,000 church. that’d be his biggest givers.
LOL, sound about right!
Much appreciated. Good work.
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