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Charles Spurgeon

Date de naissance: 19. juin 1834
Date de décès: 31. janvier 1892

Charles-Haddon Spurgeon est un prédicateur baptiste réformé britannique de la deuxième moitié du XIXe siècle. Wikipedia

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Citations Charles Spurgeon

„Si vous voulez qu’une vérité fasse le tour du monde, faites-la conduire par un train-express. Mais si vous désirez qu’un mensonge fasse le même trajet, laissez-le aller de lui-même. Il volera sur les ailes du vent, car il est léger comme une plume. Le mensonge aura fait le tour du globe pendant le temps qu’aura passé la vérité à mettre ses bottes.“

—  Charles Spurgeon

If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train pull it ; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly : it is light as a feather, and a breath will carry it. It is well said in the old Proverb, “A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on.”
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„The vendors of flowers in the streets of London are wont to commend them to customers by crying: "All a blowing and a growing."“

—  Charles Spurgeon

It would be no small praise to Christians if we could say as much for them.
Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 294.

„Holiness is the architectural plan upon which God buildeth up His living temple.“

—  Charles Spurgeon

Gleanings Among the Sheaves, Holiness, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 369.

„I am not superstitious, but the first time I saw this medal, bearing the venerated likeness of John Calvin, I kissed it, imagining that no one saw the action. I was very greatly surprised when I received this magnificent present, which shall be passed round for your inspection. On the one side is John Calvin with his visage worn by disease and deep thought, and on the other side is a verse fully applicable to him: ‘He endured, as seeing Him who is invisible.’
This sentence truly describes the character of that glorious man of God. Among all those who have been born of women, there has not risen a greater than John Calvin; no age, before him ever produced his equal, and no age afterwards has seen his rival. In theology, he stands alone, shining like a bright fixed star, while other leaders and teachers can only circle round him, at a great distance — as comets go streaming through space — with nothing like his glory or his permanence.“

—  Charles Spurgeon

The Autobiography of Charles H. Spurgeon, Compiled from His Diaries, Letters, and Records by His Wife and His Private Secretary, 1899, Fleming H. Revell, Vol. 2, (1854-1860), pp. 371-372. http://books.google.com/books?id=t3RAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA371&dq=%22I+saw+this+medal,+bearing+the+venerated+likeness+of+John+Calvin,+I+kissed+it%22&hl=en&ei=JP4LTd-SMcX_lgf0--yzDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22I%20saw%20this%20medal%2C%20bearing%20the%20venerated%20likeness%20of%20John%20Calvin%2C%20I%20kissed%20it%22&f=false

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„It needs more skill than I can tell
To play the second fiddle well.“

—  Charles Spurgeon

The Salt-Cellars http://books.google.com/books?id=CmAUAAAAYAAJ&q=%22It+needs+more+skill+than+I+can+tell+To+play+the+second+fiddle+well%22&pg=PA284#v=onepage (1885)

„If religion be false, it is the basest imposition under heaven; but if the religion of Christ be true, it is the most solemn truth that ever was known! It is not a thing that a man dares to trifle with if it be true, for it is at his soul's peril to make a jest of it. If it be not true it is detestable, but if it be true it deserves all a man's faculties to consider it, and all his powers to obey it. It is not a trifle. Briefly consider why it is not. It deals with your soul. If it dealt with your body it were no trifle, for it is well to have the limbs of the body sound, but it has to do with your soul. As much as a man is better than the garments that he wears, so much is the soul better than the body. It is your immortal soul it deals with. Your soul has to live for ever, and the religion of Christ deals with its destiny. Can you laugh at such words as heaven and hell, at glory and at damnation? If you can, if you think these trifles, then is the faith of Christ to be trifled with. Consider also with whom it connects you—with God; before whom angels bow themselves and veil their faces. Is HE to be trifled with? Trifle with your monarch if you will, but not with the King of kings, the Lord of lords. Recollect that those who have ever known anything of it tell you it is no child's play. The saints will tell you it is no trifle to be converted. They will never forget the pangs of conviction, nor the joys of faith. They tell you it is no trifle to have religion, for it carries them through all their conflicts, bears them up under all distresses, cheers them under every gloom, and sustains them in all labour. They find it no mockery. The Christian life to them is something so solemn, that when they think of it they fall down before God, and say, "Hold thou me up and I shall be safe." And sinners, too, when they are in their senses, find it no trifle. When they come to die they find it no little thing to die without Christ. When conscience gets the grip of them, and shakes them, they find it no small thing to be without a hope of pardon—with guilt upon the conscience, and no means of getting rid of it. And, sirs, true ministers of God feel it to be no trifle. I do myself feel it to be such an awful thing to preach God's gospel, that if it were not "Woe unto me if I do not preach the gospel," I would resign my charge this moment. I would not for the proudest consideration under heaven know the agony of mind I felt but this one morning before I ventured upon this platform! Nothing but the hope of winning souls from death and hell, and a stern conviction that we have to deal with the grandest of all realities, would bring me here.“

—  Charles Spurgeon

Religion—a Reality part II. Secondly, "It is not a vain thing"—that is, IT IS NO TRIFLE. (June 22nd, 1862) http://www.biblebb.com/files/spurgeon/0457.HTM

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