Monday, August 11, 2008

Spurgeon on Law and Gospel

Here's a great quote from Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

"The doctrine of the covenant lies at the root of all true theology. It has been said that he who well understands the distinction between the covenant of works and the covenant of grace, is a master of divinity.

I am persuaded that most of the mistakes which men make concerning the doctrines of Scripture, are based upon fundamental errors with regard to the covenant of law and of grace. May God grant us...the power to instruct, and...to receive instruction on this vital subject."

1 comment:

vamcschrt said...

Exactly how does one arrive at that blessed destination? I would not disagree with Pastor Spurgeon's statement but if we never (in this life) go beyond "seeing through a glass darkly" it seems unlikely that a clear distinction between Law and Gospel in many areas is achievable.
One topic in particular would be tithing. I have heard it preached both as Law and as Gospel.

Rod