Before a man becomes a Christian he has many false ideas about God’s way of salvation. These errors frequently prevent seekers coming to Jesus Christ and trusting him wholly.In Advice for Seekers C. H. Spurgeon deals with these problems one by one. Before his own conversion he found many difficultie..
The word “backsliding” occurs 16 times in the Old Testament and
“backslider” only once. The word literally means to go back or away
from. It is to turn the back to God. Of Israel God complained of old:
“And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face” (Jer. 32:33).
For a person to ba..
C. H. Spurgeon was one of the most widely published ministers of the Victorian era. Sales of his books run into many millions. He had a gift for speaking the language of the man-in-the street and presenting Christian truth in a way that captured the imagination. Two of his publications of this type ..
The topic of death and the hereafter are of great concern to all
sensible and spiritual people. Die we all must, unless we be privileged
to be among those living saints who shall be translated when the Lord
returns. What is life like after death in the case of the righteous?
This book seeks ..
Matthew Henry is one of the best known of our spiritual ancestors. His Commentary on the whole Bible is still a staple book for those seeking understanding of God's word to the world. Henry recognised that the future of the church was in the home where the Holy Spirit could direct and mature believe..
Do you ever underline helpful passages in books you are reading?
This is exactly what C. H. Spurgeon used to do when reading the
Puritans. Whilst reading Thomas Manton, he was struck time and time
again by the ‘solid, sensible instruction, forcibly delivered’ that he
found there.To Manton’s ..
What is the purpose of our lives?
God's design is that he might be glorified and that those he has
chosen might be saved to have abundant life. The life of faith is lived
in the light of this truth: so that Christians must remember lack of
growth brings God no honour, prayerlessness gives n..
This author has written one of the most complete books ever written on the subject of sorrow.
Some of the chapters include: Sorrow God's Witness, Sorrow
Deserved, Submission Under Sorrow, Sorrow Distrubs Idolatrous
Attachments, Sorrow The Friend of Christian Graces, Sorrow Taking
You never have to tell a child to grow any more than you would tell a
plant to grow. But Paul does tell Christian men and women to grow, and
he commends them when they grow. Why? Because believers are not plants,
but men and women with wills that can either further or hinder their
Thomas Boston (1676-1732) was a remarkable Scottish theologian and pastor. His Works run to 12 volumes and contain some lengthy theological treatises. But Boston also wrote brief, very accessible, and pastoral books, and chief among these is the quaintly titled, The Crook in the Lot: The Sovereignty..