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Spurgeon on the Transforming Power of the Cross


Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
"Oh, the power, the melting, conquering, transforming power of that dear cross of Christ! My brethren, we have but to abide by the preaching of it, we have but constantly to tell abroad the matchless story, and we may expect to see the most remarkable spiritual results. We need despair of no man now that Jesus has died for sinners. With such a hammer as the doctrine of the cross, the most flinty heart will be broken; and with such a fire as the sweet love of Christ, the most mighty iceberg will be melted. We need never despair for the heathenish or superstitious races of men; if we can but find occasion to bring the doctrine of Christ crucified into contact with their natures, it will yet change them, and Christ will be their king."

C. H. Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, Vol. XV. (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1869). p. 146. 

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