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Here Charles Haddon Spurgeon continues his teaching in accord with Scripture & the original Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF). On justification the WCF 11:1 states,
Those whom God effectually calleth, he also freely justifieth: not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous; not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them, but for Christ's sake alone; not by imputing faith itself, the act of believing, or any other evangelical obedience to them, as their righteousness; but by imputing the obedience and satisfaction of Christ unto them, they receiving and resting on him and his righteousness by faith; which faith they have not of themselves, it is the gift of God.
See chapter eleven of the WCF for more biblical teaching on justification.
More classic Puritan teaching on justification, as well as all the Westminster Standards, can be found on Reformation CD 20 at the Outside Web Link below.
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...