Sunday, March 19, 2006

Comfort for Struggling Christians (4)

If Christ lose one of his people, he would not be a whole Christ any longer. If the meanest of his children could be cast away, Christ would lack a part of his fullness; yea, Christ would be incomplete without his Church. If one of his children must be lost, it would be better that it should be a great one, than a little one. If a little one were lost, Satan would say, "Ah! you save the great ones, because they had strength and could help themselves; but the little one that has no strength, you could not save him." You know what Satan would say; but God would shut Satan's mouth, by proclaiming, "They are all here, Satan, in spite of thy malice, they are all here; every one is safe; now lie down in thy den for ever, and be bound eternally in chains, and smoke in fire!" So shall he suffer eternal torment, but not one child of God ever shall.

-Charles Spurgeon-

7 Comments:

At Monday, March 20, 2006 12:41:00 AM, Blogger missmellifluous said...

My heart leapt! How comforting is that quote!

 
At Monday, March 20, 2006 1:49:00 AM, Blogger Puritan Belief said...

For the one who started a good work in us will also complete it. How reasuring to know that Jesus will lose not one for no one can snatch them out of the Fathers hands.

 
At Monday, March 20, 2006 8:50:00 AM, Blogger Gordon Cloud said...

Good words, Doug. As believers, we definitely need to be more encouraging to our brothers and sisters when they struggle.

A good word spoken in a timely manner can be very effective.

 
At Monday, March 20, 2006 5:02:00 PM, Blogger Hattigrace said...

God is not willing that any should perish. . .

 
At Monday, March 20, 2006 9:06:00 PM, Blogger jazzycat said...

Spurgeon is really good. Have you ever read any of his morning and evening devotionals?
Jazzy Cat

 
At Monday, March 20, 2006 9:56:00 PM, Blogger Doug E. said...

Jazzy,

That is my favorite devotional. That is what got me started on him, and I haven't stopped since.

Doug

 
At Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:17:00 PM, Blogger Rose~ said...

Thanks for posting that, Doug. My husband, John loves "Morning and Evening." I read it sometimes too.

 

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