C.H. Spurgeon: 'Painted pageantry to go to Hell in!'

 "You are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins." Matthew 1:21


Many people think that, when we preach salvation, we mean salvation from going to Hell. We do mean that, but we mean a great deal more.

We preach salvation from sin. We say that Christ is able to save a man; and we mean by that, that He is able to save him from sin and to make him holy—to make him into a new man.

No person has any right to say, "I am saved," while he continues in sin as he did before. How can you be saved from sin, while you are living in it?

You will always know whether you are delivered from the guilt and condemnation of sin, by answering this question: "Am I delivered from the love of sin?"

It is faith that saves us—not works. But that faith which saves us, always produces works.

Does the world satisfy you? Then you have your reward and portion in this life. Make much of it—for you shall know no other joy!

If your religion does not make you holy—it will damn you! It is simply painted pageantry to go to Hell in!

If you have lived like the wicked—then you will die like the wicked, and be damned like the wicked!




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