I liked the following quote from Spurgeon's sermon you linked to:

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If you are ever to get comfort, believe me, dear Hearer, you must receive the Doctrine of Salvation by free grace into your soul as the delight and solace of your heart, for it is the living Truth of the living God. Not by ritualism, not by good works, not by our own unaided free will are we saved, but by the Grace of God alone!

I guess Spurgeon didn't believe in salvation by 'head knowledge', nor by reading a little prayer on the back of a business card tract, nor by 'asking Jesus into your heart', or 'receiving Jesus as your personal savior', or 'making Him Lord' nor by the hearing of a false gospel. Seems that Spurgeon was not a "Tolerant Calvinist" and if he were alive and participating on this Board, then there would be not a few heated arguments with certain individuals who think along the same or similar lines as stated above. Spurgeon was a biblical, historical, soteriological REFORMED Baptist. evilgrin


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simul iustus et peccator

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