Citações Charles Spurgeon
„Para previnir para sempre a possibilidade de papistas queimarem protestantes, anglicanos enforcarem padres, e puritanos afogarem quacres, que toda forma de união entre Igreja e Estado seja totalmente abolida, e a lembrança da longa maldição seja apagada para sempre.“
To prevent for ever the possibility of Papists roasting Protestants, Anglicans hanging Romish priests, and Puritans flogging Quakers, let every form of state-churchism be utterly abolished, and the remembrance of the long curse which it has cast upon the world be blotted out for ever.
The Inquisition http://www.spurgeon.org/s_and_t/inq.htm, 1868 The Sword and the Trowel
„Quando Moddy encontrou Spurgeon e descobriu que ele fumava charutos, ele ficou um tanto surpreendido e desconcertado. Spurgeon lhe assegurou que nunca tinha exagerado. Perguntou: "E o que você consideraria um exagero?". Respondeu: “Fumar dois ao mesmo tempo”. É crido que Spurgeon parou de fumar charutos quando a loja de tabaco onde ele os comprova começou a se auto-anunciar como "A Loja Onde Spurgeon Compra Seus Charutos.“
„God looketh upon any thing we say, or any thing we do, and if He seeth Christ in it, He accepteth it; but if there be no Christ, He putteth it away as a foul thing.“
Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 315.
„The Word of God can take care of itself, and will do so if we preach it, and cease defending it. See you that lion. They have caged him for his preservation; shut him up behind iron bars to secure him from his foes! See how a band of armed men have gathered together to protect the lion. What a clatter they make with their swords and spears! These mighty men are intent upon defending a lion. O fools, and slow of heart! Open that door! Let the lord of the forest come forth free. Who will dare to encounter him? What does he want with your guardian care? Let the pure gospel go forth in all its lion-like majesty, and it will soon clear its own way and ease itself of its adversaries.“
The Lover of God's Law Filled with Peace (January 1888) http://www.spurgeongems.org/vols34-36/chs2004.pdf
„The vendors of flowers in the streets of London are wont to commend them to customers by crying: "All a blowing and a growing." It would be no small praise to Christians if we could say as much for them.“
Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 294.
„This is faith, receiving the truth of Christ; first knowing it to be true, and then acting upon that belief.“
Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 227.
„Wisdom is, I suppose, the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.“
The Fourfold Treasure (1871) No. 991 http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0991.htm
„For my part, I love to stand foot to foot with an honest foeman. To open warfare, bold and true hearts raise no objections but the ground of quarrel. It is rather covert enmity which we have most cause to fear and best reason to loathe. That crafty kindness which inveigles me to sacrifice principle is the serpent in the grass -- deadly to the incautious wayfarer.“
Baptismal Regeneration (1864) http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0573.htm
Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 128.
The Salt-Cellars http://books.google.com/books?id=CmAUAAAAYAAJ&q=%22It+needs+more+skill+than+I+can+tell+To+play+the+second+fiddle+well%22&pg=PA284#v=onepage (1885)
„There are a few of us who could scarcely do more than we are doing of our own regular order of work, but there may yet be spare moments for little extra efforts of another sort which in the aggregate, in the run of a year, might produce a great total of real practical result. We must, like goldsmiths, carefully sweep our shops, and gather up the filings of the gold which God has given us in the shape of time. Select a large box and place in it as many cannon-balls as it will hold, it is after a fashion full, but it will hold more if smaller matters be found. Bring a quantity of marbles, very many of these may be packed in the spaces between the larger globes; the box is full now, but only full in a sense, it will contain more yet. There are interstices in abundance into which you may shake a considerable quantity of small shot, and now the chest is filled beyond all question, but yet there is room. You cannot put in another shot or marble, much less another cannon-ball, but you will find that several pounds of sand will slide down between the larger materials, and even then between the granules of sand, if you empty pondering there will be space for all the water, and for the same quantity several times repeated. When there is no space for the great there may be room for the little; where the little cannot enter the less can make its way; and where the less is shut out, the least of all may find ample room and verge enough.“
"A Spur for a Free Horse" in The Sword and the Trowel (February, 1866) http://www.spurgeon.org/s_and_t/spur.htm
„I am not superstitious, but the first time I saw this medal, bearing the venerated likeness of John Calvin, I kissed it, imagining that no one saw the action. I was very greatly surprised when I received this magnificent present, which shall be passed round for your inspection. On the one side is John Calvin with his visage worn by disease and deep thought, and on the other side is a verse fully applicable to him: ‘He endured, as seeing Him who is invisible.’
This sentence truly describes the character of that glorious man of God. Among all those who have been born of women, there has not risen a greater than John Calvin; no age, before him ever produced his equal, and no age afterwards has seen his rival. In theology, he stands alone, shining like a bright fixed star, while other leaders and teachers can only circle round him, at a great distance — as comets go streaming through space — with nothing like his glory or his permanence.“
The Autobiography of Charles H. Spurgeon, Compiled from His Diaries, Letters, and Records by His Wife and His Private Secretary, 1899, Fleming H. Revell, Vol. 2, (1854-1860), pp. 371-372. http://books.google.com/books?id=t3RAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA371&dq=%22I+saw+this+medal,+bearing+the+venerated+likeness+of+John+Calvin,+I+kissed+it%22&hl=en&ei=JP4LTd-SMcX_lgf0--yzDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22I%20saw%20this%20medal%2C%20bearing%20the%20venerated%20likeness%20of%20John%20Calvin%2C%20I%20kissed%20it%22&f=false
Gleanings Among the Sheaves, Holiness, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 369.
„God works, and therefore we work; God is with- us, and therefore we are with God, and stand on His side.“
Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 122
„In agony unknown He bleeds away His life; in terrible throes He exhausts His soul. "Eloi! Eloi! lama sabachthani?" And then see! they pierce His side, and forthwith runneth out blood and water! This is the shedding of blood, the terrible pouring out of blood, without which, for you and the whole human race, there is no remission.“
Fonte: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 73.