Welcome to the Understanding God’s Great Salvation Podcast. This is episode #70.
I am your host, Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. This podcast is designed to explain what it means to be saved from sin and from the punishment of sin through Jesus Christ. This podcast is primarily for non-believers and some new believers and it will help you understand what it means to be saved from hell and have a home in Heaven as well as the blessings of the abundant Christian life.
God made salvation simple. However, down through the years many people, including some preachers and other Christians, have made the matter of salvation complicated and confusing. I know from my own experience that many people would get saved if someone would sit down and share with them straightforwardly from the Bible what it really means to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. That is what I intend to do with this podcast.
Let’s start out with the Word of God. The Bible says in Isaiah 45:22: “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.”
Today’s God’s Great Salvation quote is from Paul Washer. He said: “Salvation is a work of God to show His glory. That’s why He’s not going to let it fail.”
Our topic today is The Text That Made Salvation Plain to Charles Spurgeon (Part 1) from the book, “Salvation Crystal Clear” (Part 1) by Curtis Hutson.
This year I read an old biography of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the famous pastor of the Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle in London who lived about a hundred years ago.
When Spurgeon was only seven, he could read very well. His grandfather was pastor of a church that had had only four different pastors in two hundred years. Spurgeon would sometimes spend time with him, and an aunt who never married looked after him while he was in his grandfather’s home.
Charles Spurgeon during the day would read his grandfather’s books. Occasionally church members would meet in his grandfather’s home to discuss the Bible. He would allow the members to suggest a topic for discussion. Charles, at age seven, would often suggest the topic—a topic he had been reading about that day. When discussing it, the people were amazed that he knew more about the topic than his grandfather. When he was yet a teenager, he was pastoring a church and preaching to thousands.
They thought: Well, this will blow by. He is a teenager and a novelty, and this attraction will not last. But it did last. I have read that when Spurgeon was pastor of the Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle, people had to get tickets two and three weeks early in order to get into the building to hear him preach. He sometimes asked the church members to stay at home so visitors could find room in the church services.
Many of the sermons we use in THE SWORD OF THE LORD are by Charles Haddon Spurgeon. In my library I have eighty large volumes of his sermons. As far as I know, he has more sermons in print than any man who has ever lived—thousands and thousands of them. Newspapers in London carried his sermons every week; and, I guess, for that reason the sermons were kept and later put into book form.
On our next broadcast, we will continue this topic, “The Text That Made Salvation Plain to Charles Spurgeon.”
Let’s Pray —
As we close today, let me leave you with these words from Hebrews 2:3: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” I encourage you to not neglect the salvation and grace offered by God. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins and take the punishment that we deserve upon Himself. Romans 5:8 says that “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, and you want to get to know Him today, here is how.
Please believe “that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” and you will be saved. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will. It’s just that simple.
Until next time, my friend, thank God for His simple, great salvation. God bless you!