Quotes From Spurgeon on The Law

So is the Old Testament Law worthless? By no means!

The law serves a most necessary purpose.

They [unbelievers] will never accept grace

until they tremble before a just and holy Law.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I do not believe that any man can preach the gospel

who does not preach the law.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Charles Spurgeon

The purpose of the Law is to reveal to us our sin.

Romans 7:7-13 (ESV)
7 What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”
8 But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead.
9 I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died.
10 The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me.
11 For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.
12 So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
13 Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure.

Romans 3:20 (ESV) For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Romans 7:7 (ESV) What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”

Romans 3:9-10 (ESV)
9 What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin,
10 as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;
 

Galatians 2:19 (ESV) For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God.

Share

2 thoughts on “Quotes From Spurgeon on The Law

  1. So then, how do we use the law in witnessing as not to come across judgemental? Is it even possible to do in a one time encounter with a stranger or is “relationship” or “friendship” evangelism the more biblical method?

    [Reply]

    Berean Wife Reply:

    hmkjr,

    I think the key is to be sure to point out that God is the one judging us all as sinners condemned to die for the punishment of our sins. Only the blood of Jesus can save us from the due punishment. But I think many fail to show our condemnation by the Law, thus you get the Jesus “loves” you but no mention of personal responsibility for sins.

    Definitely it is possible to witness to another in a one-time encounter. Just think of the events in Acts. There is no way that the disciples developed personal relationships with each one of the thousands and hundreds of new believers. Actually it seems “friendship” evangelism” is very dangerous because what happens when you become friends? Then you are hesitant to damage the relationship by dealing with sin and the need for salvation. Not that it can’t be done, but it does seem to be harder. Also if there is no urgency then it can’t be too important, right?

    Berean Wife

    [Reply]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.