Spurgeon – Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself. Be sure of that.

 

C. H. Spurgeon, "The Prince of Preachers&...

Kirk Cameron mentions this quote in his interview with Dr. Bryan Smith at First Baptist Church Roanoke. I have heard this quote before, and today, I tried researching it on the internet. Thankfully, I came across the fruit of this work from another fellow blogger named Daniel who blogs over at – http://doulogos.blogspot.com:

The saving of souls, if a man has once gained love to perishing sinners, and love to his blessed Master, will be an all-absorbing passion to him. It will so carry him away, that he will almost forget himself in the saving of others. He will be like the stout, brave fireman, who careth not for the scorch or for the heat, so that he may rescue the poor creature on whom true humanity hath set his heart. – Charles Spurgeon, One Antidote for Many Ills (Sermon #284, November 9, 1859, see: http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0284.htm)

…if sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies; and if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay, and not madly to destroy themselves. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” – Charles Spurgeon, The Wailing of Risca (sermon #349, December 9, 1860 see: http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0349.htm)

The original quote however is taken from a sermon preached by Spurgeon in 1888 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle entitled, „She was not Hid” (see: http://www.spurgeongems.org/vols34-36/chs2019.pdf) and is pulled from the following paragraph:

„But the confession had to be made for the sake of others. Do any of you wish to live unto yourselves? If you do, you need saving from selfishness. I have seen it brought as a charge against evangelical religion that we teach men to look to their own salvation first and that this is a kind of spiritual selfishness. Ah, but if that salvation means salvation from selfishness, where is the selfishness of it? It is a very material point in salvation to be saved from hardness of heart and carelessness about others. Do you want to go to Heaven alone? I fear you will never go there. Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself. Be sure of that. What is the most natural plan to use for the salvation of others but to bear your own personal testimony?”

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  2. GEORGE
    apr. 09, 2013 @ 11:03:11

    CRED CA AR FITIMPUL SA MA CAUTATI PRIN PIERSICI CA MA PLICTISIT CU ERORILE PE CARE MI LE SCRIETI SINT DE PARTEA LUI VON DANICHEN IAR VOI NU MA FACETI CURIOS CA AM MAI MULTA MINTE DE CIT CREDETI MERSI PENTRU TOT CE IMI PLACE ESTE MARTORI LUI EHOVA CA SINT CORECTINUSI DA NUME LA BISERICI CUM AR FI ..POARTA RAIULUI..

    • rodi
      apr. 09, 2013 @ 11:47:48

      George,
      nu prea inteleg comentariul tau,nici nu imi dau seama in ce denominatie esti, dar incerc sa iti explic lucrarea noastra. Suntem crestini evanghelici (in Romania ni se spunea pocaiti de cei care doreau sa ne ridicolizeze). Postam mesaje si predici (pe langa cantari) care au o baza Biblica, de la pastori si lideri care cred in mantuirea prin unul singur, Isus Hristos cum scrie in Faptele Apostolilor 4:12 Faptele Apostolilor 4:12
      În nimeni altul nu este mîntuire: căci nu este supt cer nici un alt Nume dat oamenilor, în care trebuie să fim mîntuiţi.„

      Il urmam pe Hristos si invatam din singura sursa sigura- Biblia, care nu greseste pentru ca e inspirata prin Duhul lui Dumnezeu. Postarile noastre sunt menite sa ajute copiii lui Dumnezeu sa stea aproape de Cuvantul Lui si sa isi traiasca viata ca oameni rascumparati prin jertfa pretioasa a Domnului Isus Hristos. Iar, alte postari sunt pentru oameni care nu Il cunosc pe Isus Hristos ca Domn si Mantuitor, ca ei sa auda (citeasca) Cuvantul, ca Biblia spune ca credinta vine in urma ascultarii Cuvantului (din Biblie)

      Ce nume isi pune o biserica este la libera lor alegere si nu impiedica cuvantul lui Dumnezeu daca o biserica si-a pus numele- Poarta Cerului. Ma gandesc ca si-au ales acest nume pentru ca doresc prin propovaduirea Cuvantului sa le arate oamenilor calea catre o vesnicie impreuna cu Tatal, Fiul si Duhul Sfant. Dar, poate sa te deranjeze, sau si pe mine poate s ama deranjeze multe, dar tot imi iubesc fratii si surorile mele in Hristos pentru ca trebuie sa ne ingaduim unii pe altii si sa ne invatam unii pe altii, iar Dumnezeu din ceruri este cel care lumineaza.

  3. gabebogdan
    apr. 10, 2013 @ 02:12:54

    Great quotes…

    • rodi
      apr. 10, 2013 @ 09:54:31

      „If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for”.

      what words, and what passion for the souls of lost men and women! incomparable words AND DEEDS!

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