Spurgeon was known for his scathing letters and sermons against the injustices of his day. He preached against the social ills of industrial England. He denounced the horrors of slavery in America. He went after evangelicals in the Church of England for tolerating baptismal regeneration in the prayer book. And towards the end of his life, he published articles confronting the growing theological liberalism all around him.
But Spurgeon’s criticisms weren’t only aimed at those outside his theological and denominational camp. On occasion, his words were aimed at his fellow Baptist churches. Perhaps his fiercest rebuke towards his camp came in 1867 over an issue that was near and dear to his heart: the support of pastors.
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September 21, 2021
Spurgeon was known for his scathing letters and sermons against the injustices of his day. He preached against the social ills of industrial England. He denounced the horrors of slavery in America. He went after evangelicals in the Church of England for tolerating baptismal regeneration in the prayer book. And towards the end of his …
September 14, 2021
Speaking to his students on the call to ministry, Spurgeon defined ministry as a work “which requires the dedication of a man’s entire life to spiritual work.” Such full dedication to the work meant “separation from every secular calling… and entitles the man to cast himself for temporal supplies upon the church of God, since …
September 7, 2021
The sermon is over. The lights dim. As the music begins to play, the pastor issues an invitation, “The tables are now open. No matter who you are or where you’ve come from, if you’ve responded to Jesus, then you can come. As the band plays our last song, feel free to make your way …
August 31, 2021
This past spring we published the first ten years of The Sword and Trowel. Today, we are releasing five more years, 1875-1879. These were busy and fruitful years at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. A prominent theme during these years was Spurgeon's suffering. The "invalid Pastor" dealt with extended bouts of illness that kept him out of …