The world has seen prolific Christian writers and preachers whose legacies are worth remembering. Such is Charles Spurgeon who actively defended the Word of God until his death.
The Bible —being the Word of God has gone through several oppositions and scrutiny. Many have been martyred, others willfully held on to the faith in Christ Jesus until death laid its icy hands on them. I believe such people like Charles Spurgeon contributed immensely to the preaching of salvation and so won the hearts of several people to Christ Jesus. Our generation needs more of his kind to continue the “Great Commission” as commanded in the Scriptures.
If you haven’t heard of Charles Spurgeon, then I think it is time you learn something about this man who became known as the “Prince Of Preachers.” I am talking about a preacher who touched the hearts of thousands about 200 years ago.
Though he had some doctrinal controversies with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, he still preached to cut across denominational lines with love.
I have read a couple of books and quotes from him and I could feel his devotion and the depth of his knowledge in the scriptures.
One of the books I’ve read is entitled “ALL of GRACE” By C.H. SPURGEON.
“Where sin abounded,
grace did much more abound.” (Romans 5:20)
Who Is Charles Spurgeon?
Charles Spurgeon was an English Baptist preacher and author.
Charles Spurgeon was born on 19th June 1834 in Kelvedon, Essex, England. Spurgeon was the pastor of the congregation of the New Park Street Chapel. The Church’s name changed later to Metropolitan Tabernacle (London). He pastored there for solid 38 years.
In his days, Spurgeon was highly influential among Christians of different denominations. Because of his active presence in the Christian faith, he became known as the “Prince of Preachers.”
Is Charles Spurgeon Still Alive?
Sadly Spurgeon died at the age of 57 on January 1892 in Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He was still within a prime age that he could have done more.
Charles Spurgeon died from gout and congestion of the kidneys. These became chronic ailments that led to his death.
“Study the Word, that your faith may not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God!”
― Charles H. Spurgeon
Who Was Charles Spurgeon’s Wife?
Spurgeon married Susannah Spurgeon (formerly Thomson) on 8 January 1856. They had two children (twins).
Spurgeon made great achievements within the Christian religion. Starting from his teenage life, he was very outspoken and influential — a very good preacher.
Below are some of the achievements of Charles Spurgeon that every Christian should know. Remember, he earned the title; “Prince of Preachers.”
• He was a very generous man and so built an Almshouse called the Stockwell Orphanage. He delighted in helping the poor. Spurgeon spent a greater part of his income on charities —despite earning millions of money he; died and left behind a few thousand dollars.
• Spurgeon authored sermons, an autobiography, commentaries, several books on prayer, devotionals, magazines, poetry, and hymns.
The “Prince Of Preachers” died and left behind 3,600 sermons and 49 volumes of commentaries plus other manuscripts that have survived up to date to help the Christian believers today.
• His sermons remain one of the all-time best-selling series of writings published in history. They were published on weekly basis during his days. Anytime he delivers a speech or preaches, his words were transcribed and printed as sermons for distribution.
• He is the founder of Spurgeon’s College.
Finally, he vehemently talked against slavery and so showed his disgust against anyone who condoned such evil acts. Some of his writings have been an inspiration to me.