June 30, 2011

Rolling Stone Christians

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While I’m posting Spurgeon quotations, I may as well post this one, which I came across recently in an old back-issue of Credenda/Agenda:

I know there are some who say, “Well, I have given myself to the Lord, but I do not intend to give myself to any church.”

Now why not?

“Because I can be a Christian without it.”

Are you quite clear about that?  You can be as good a Christian by disobedience to your Lord’s commands as by being obedient?  There is a brick.  What is it made for?  To help build a house.  It is of no use for that brick to tell you that it is just as good a brick while it is kicking about on the ground as it would be in the house.  It is a good-for-nothing brick.  So you rolling-stone Christians, I do not believe that you are answering your purpose.  You are living contrary to the life which Christ would have you live, and you are much to blame for the injury that you do. — Charles Spurgeon, Spurgeon at His Best (quoted in Credenda/Agenda 3.2).

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