“You are not allowed to halve the Scriptures, and to believe what you please.” by C. H. Spurgeon

You are not allowed to halve the Scriptures and to believe what you please. You are not allowed to believe the Scriptures with a half-heartedness, for if you do this willfully, you have not the faith which looks alone to Christ. True faith gives its full assent to the Scriptures. It takes a page and says, “No matter what is in the page, I believe it.” It turns over the next chapter and says, “Herein are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable do wrest, as they do also the other Scriptures, to their destruction. But hard though it be, I believe it.” It sees the Trinity. It cannot understand the Trinity in Unity but it believes it. It sees an atoning Sacrifice. There is something difficult in the thought but it believes it. And whatever it is which it sees in Revelation, it devoutly puts his lips to the book and says, “I love it all. I give my full, free and hearty assent to every word of it whether it be the threat or the promise, the proverb, the precept, or the blessing. I believe that since it is all the Word of God it is all most assuredly true.”1

1 – C. H. Spurgeon, Spurgeon’s Sermons, Volume 2 (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2016), 260.

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