3/12/08

Spurgeon on "separation"

"Verily, that same treasure of truth which the Lord has committed unto us we will keep inviolate so long as we live, God helping us. We are not so unmindful of the words of the apostle, "Hold fast the form of sound words", as to change a syllable of what we believe to be the word of the Lord." CS

We may be called upon to suffer for our stand. Dr. Charles H. Spurgeon of the Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle of London suffered for his loyal adherence to the Word of God. On Oct. 7, 1888 he stated:

"That I might not stultify my testimony, I have cut myself clear of those who err from the faith, and even from those who associate with them."

2 comments :

runner said...

Good advice......draw a broad line....and RUN that ye may obtain.

tom m. said...

When there is error and it is not addressed, there are a couple of problems. First, without correction, they are further confirmed in that error by the implied acceptance of their position. Second, the person who is aware of the error must compromise his convictions to "keep the peace", and so then he is weakened in his faith.

And if it's possible, the necessary thing is to confront error by "speaking the truth in love" (Eph. 4:15)