The Sword of The Spirit–A Perspective from Spurgeon

“We have a more sure word of testimony, a rock of truth upon which we rest, for our infallible standard lies in, “It is written. . .” The Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but  the Bible is our religion. . . .It is said that it is hard to understand, but it is not so to those who seek the guidance of the Spirit of God. . . . .A babe in grace taught by the Spirit of God may know the mind of the Lord concerning salvation, and find its way to heaven by the guidance of the Word alone. But be it profound or simple; that is not the question; it is the Word of Gods, and is pure, unerring truth. Here is infallibility, and nowhere else. . . .This grand, infallible book. . .is our sole court of appeal. . . .[It is] the sword of the Spirit in the spiritual conflicts which await. . . .The Holy Spirit is the Word, and it is, therefore, living truth. O Christians, be ye sure of this, and because of it make you the Word your chosen weapon of war.”

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Sermon Source: “Infallibility – Where to Find it and How to Use It” , Charles Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, vol 20 (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1874, 698-99, 702.

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