Spurgeon Quotes on Apostasy

The first step astray is a want of adequate faith in the divine inspiration of the sacred Scriptures.   C.H. Spurgeon

In looking carefully over the history of the times, and the movement of the times, of which we have written briefly, this fact is apparent: that where ministers and Christian churches have held fast to the truth that the Holy Scriptures have been given by God as an authoritative and infallible rule of faith and practice, they have never wandered very seriously out of the right way. But when, on the other hand, reason has been exalted above revelation, and made the exponent of revelation, all kinds of errors and mischiefs have been the result.   C.H. Spurgeon

Saul was once among the prophets, but he was more at home among the persecutors.  C.H. Spurgeon

This would be the first step in apostasy; men first forget the true, and then adore the false.  C.H. Spurgeon

If I must be lost, let it be anyhow rather than as an apostate. If there be any distinction among the damned, those have it who are wandering stars, trees plucked up by the roots, twice dead, for whom Jude tells us, is “reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.” Reserved! as if nobody else were qualified to occupy that place but themselves. They are to inhabit the darkest, hottest place, because they forsook the Lord.   C.H. Spurgeon

You know how many passages there are in which it is positively asserted that if a child of God did deliberately and totally apostatize, his restoration would be utterly impossible—not difficult, but impossible. This is one of the greatest proofs of the doctrine of the final perseverance of the saints, since there is no man in a condition in which it is impossible to save him, and yet any man would be in such a state if he apostatized. Therefore true believers shall not apostatize, but shall stand fast, and shall be kept even to the end. Yet, could they totally apostatize, they could never be restored again: the greatest remedy having already failed, there would remain no other.  C.H. Spurgeon

The raw material for a devil is an angel. The raw material for the son of perdition was an apostle; and the raw material for the most horrible of apostates is one who is almost a saint.  C.H. Spurgeon

That which begins with shamefacedness, equivocation, hesitation, and compromise will ripen into apostasy.   C.H. Spurgeon

Neither would it ensure your salvation to be able to foretell the future, for Balaam was a great prophet, but he was a great sinner; he was an arch-rebel although he was an arch-divine.  C.H. Spurgeon

He is not the God of apostates, for he hath said, “If any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”   C.H. Spurgeon

You must pick from among the apostles to find an apostate.   C.H. Spurgeon

Beginners in the way of grace, it is a great and solemn truth that every child of God will hold on until the end, but it is an equally solemn truth that many who profess to be the Lord’s are self-deceivers, and will turn out apostates after all.   C.H. Spurgeon