Posted by: The Jewell Family | August 5, 2011

DO RIGHT THOUGH THE HEAVENS FALL

I received the following in my email today.  I thought it was excellent, and wanted to pass it along:

The following statement by Charles Haddon Spurgeon is from The Forgotten Spurgeon by Iain Murray: “Ah, my dear brethren! there are many that are deceived by this method of reasoning. They remain where their conscience tells them they ought not to be, because, they say, they are more useful than they would be if they went `without the camp.’ This is doing evil that good may come, and can never be tolerated by an enlightened conscience. If an act of sin would increase my usefulness tenfold, I have no right to do it; and if an act of righteousness would appear likely to destroy all my apparent usefulness, I am yet to do it. It is yours and mine to do the right though the heavens fall, and follow the command of Christ whatever the consequences may be. ‘That is strong meat,’ do you say? Be strong men, then, and feed thereon … For right is right, since God is God/ And right the day must win/ To doubt would be disloyalty/ To falter would be sin.”

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  1. Before we came to see you all, I assigned The Forgotten Spurgeon as reading for my son while I was gone. It’s a great book. Have you seen his book on Wesley & Men Who Followed? Another great one.


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