I would propose . . . that the subject of the ministry of this house, as long as this platform shall stand, and as long as this house shall be frequented by worshippers, shall be the person of Jesus Christ. I am never ashamed to avow myself a Calvinist. . . . but if I am asked what is my creed, I think I must reply--'It is Jesus Christ.'--Charles Spurgeon, quoted in Lewis Drummond, Spurgeon: Prince of Preachers (Kregel 1992), 288
My venerable predecessor, Dr. Gill, has left a body of divinity, admirable and excellent in its way; but the body of divinity to which I would pin and bind myself forever, God helping me, is not his system of divinity or any other human treatise, but Jesus Christ, who is the sum and substance of the gospel; who is in himself all theology, the incarnation of every precious truth.
03 November 2010
My Creed Is Jesus Christ
In his first sermon ever at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Spurgeon declared:
Posted by Dane Ortlund at Wednesday, November 03, 2010