March 15, 2015

Christian Confession of Faith (with full Scripture quotes) — III. Man

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January 18, 2015

Christian Confession of Faith (with full Scripture quotes) — II.C.2 God (3)

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 C. Divine Attributes

2. God created the universe in six days and continues to sovereignly and actively uphold, control, and sustain it. Read the rest of this entry »

January 4, 2015

Christian Confession of Faith (with full Scripture quotes) — II.C.2 God (2)

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 C. Divine Attributes, cont.

2. God created the universe in six days and continues to sovereignly and actively uphold, control, and sustain it.

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December 28, 2014

Christian Confession of Faith (with full Scripture quotes) — II.C.2 God (1)

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C. Divine Attributes

2. God created the universe in six days and continues to sovereignly and actively uphold, control, and sustain it. Read the rest of this entry »

February 5, 2012

Charles H. Spurgeon vs. the Gospel, pt. 4

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Previously, I have looked at how Spurgeon was able to speak peace to Arminians and Catholics, based on his false Gospel. I also looked at how Spurgeon theorized about God abandoning some of his own sovereignty, and how he made himself the objector to Paul’s doctrine of active reprobation. Today, I want to look at Spurgeon’s doctrine of Creation.

Did you know that Spurgeon advocated the “old Earth” theory of Creation? This quote comes from a sermon entitled “Election”, delivered September 22, 1855:

Can any man tell me when the beginning was? Years ago we thought the beginning of this world was when Adam came upon it; but we have discovered that thousands of years before that God was preparing chaotic matter to make it a fit abode for man, putting races of creatures upon it, who might die and leave behind the marks of his handiwork and marvellous skill, before he tried his hand at man.” (http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0041.htm)

Notice that this is a complete denial that God created the heavens and earth in six days (Gen 1:31, Exo 20:11). By positing the existence of thousands or millions of years as corresponding to the “days” of Genesis ch.1, Spurgeon makes the phrase “morning and evening”, which occurs six times in Genesis, chapter 1, meaningless. (Very ironic, for the guy who published a popular devotional named “Morning and Evening”.)

This, in turn, makes the fourth commandment meaningless as well:

Exo 20: (11) For in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all which is in them, and He rested on the seventh day; on account of this Jehovah blessed the sabbath day and sanctified it.

This brings Spurgeon’s view of the inspiration of Scripture into serious question.

But there is more. Notice that Spurgeon explicitly said that God not only formed the earth “thousands of years” before creating man, but also that God put “races of creatures upon it, who might die …”. In other words, Spurgeon believed that death existed before the first sin of Adam!

Rom 5: (12) Because of this, even as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death passed to all men, inasmuch as all sinned. (13) For sin was in the world until Law, but sin is not charged where there is no law; (14) but death reigned from Adam until Moses, even on those who had not sinned in the likeness of Adam’s transgression, who is a type of the coming One.

Rom 6: (23) For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is everlasting life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1Co 15: (21) For since death is through man, also through a Man is a resurrection of the dead; (22) for as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

Heb 2: (14) Since, then, the children have partaken of flesh and blood, in like manner He Himself also shared the same things, that through death He might cause to cease the one having the power of death, (that is, the Devil);

If death actually preceded sin, then sin and death did not enter the world through one man, sin was in the world before law, death reigned before Adam, the wages of sin is not death, all do not die in Adam, and it was not the devil who had the power of death. In this view, the concepts of sin and death are completely separated, and therefore, righteousness entering the world through one man is meaningless; death is not the wages of sin, but a natural part of life that cannot be changed, even by the death of Christ; and the death of Christ did not destroy the work of the devil. The very need for Christ’s work would have been meaningless. The “old Earth” view of creation thus overthrows the entire Gospel.

And Spurgeon believed in it. Again, we see that Spurgeon consistently stood opposed to the true Gospel, an unregenerate enemy of God and Christ.

For more information, please see:

The Heterodoxy Hall of Shame

Common Grace?

Gospel Atonement

Sermon on Rom 10:1-4 (1)

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