SPURGEON’S FIRST WORDS IN HIS PULPIT:
“I would propose that the subject of the ministry in this house, as long as this platform shall stand, and as long as this house shall be frequented by worshippers, shall be the person of JESUS CHRIST. I am never ashamed to avow myself a Calvinist; I do not hesitate to take the name of Baptist; but if I am asked what is my creed, I reply: “It is Jesus Christ.”
My venerated predecessor, Dr. Gill, has left a BODY OF DIVINITY, admirable and excellent in its way; but the Body of Divinity to which I would pin and bind myself for ever, God helping me, is not his system, or any other human treatise; but Christ Jesus, who is the sum and substance of the Gospel, who is Himself all theology, the incarnation of every precious truth, the all-glorioius personal embodiment of the Way, the Truth, and the Light.”
SPURGEON’S LAST WORDS IN HIS PULPIT:
“If you wear the harness of Christ, you will find Him so meek and lowly of heart that you will find rest for your souls. He is the most magnanimous of captains. There never was His like among the choicest of princes. He is always to be found in the thickest part of the battle. When the wind blows cold, He always takes the bleak side of the hill. The heaviest end of the Cross lies ever on His shoulders. If He bids us carry a burden, He carries it also. If there is anything gracious, generous, kind and tender, yea lavish and super-abundant in love, you always find it in Him.
His service is life, peace, joy. Oh that you would enter on it at once! God help you to enlist under the banner of JESUS CHRIST.”