Spurgeon: Do Arminians Pray Like Calvinists? Great selection! Thanks for adding this to sermonaudio. We have placed the full sermon from which this quote is excerpted, "Free Will A Slave" by Charles Spurgeon, on sermonaudio as a free MP3, at http://www.sermonaudio.com/ser moninfo.asp?SID=7170545810 . Here is an another important quote from Spurgeon, taken from this same sermon: "... and I will go as far as Martin Luther, in that strong assertion of his, where he says, 'If any man doth ascribe of salvation, even the very least, to the free will of man, he knoweth nothing of grace, and he hath not learnt Jesus Christ aright.' It may seem a harsh sentiment; but he who in his soul believes that man does of his own free will turn to God, cannot have been taught of God, for that is one of the first principles taught us when God begins with us, that we have neither will nor power, but that He gives both; that He is 'Alpha and Omega' in the salvation of men." (Spurgeon is here referring to Martin Luther's book The Bondage of the Will which is also free in MP3 format on sermonaudio beginning at http://www.sermonaudio.com/ser moninfo.asp?SID=10306112820 ).
Jon Cardwell (12/6/2008)
from Moreno Valley, California
Excellent Excerpt! Thanks for that reading, Mark. There's so much gold to be mined in Mr. Spurgeon's sermons that a treasure like that one could be easily missed or forgotten.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1854, just four years after his conversion, Spurgeon, then only 20, became pastor of London's famed New Park Street Church (formerly pastored by the...