Spurgeon Quotes on Easy Believism

What is the use of religion which comes up in a night, and perishes as soon? Ah, me! what empty bragging we have heard! The thing was done, but then it was never worth doing; soon things were as if it had never been done; and, moreover, this sham way of doing it made it all the harder toil for the real worker.  C.H. Spurgeon

We do not consider soul winning to be accomplished by hurriedly inscribing more names upon our church-roll, in order to show a good increase at the end of the year.  C.H. Spurgeon

As you learn, teach; as you get, give; as you receive, distribute. Be as the small rain upon the tender herb. Do you not think that in trying to bring people to Christ we sometimes try to do too much at once?  C.H. Spurgeon

A man’s converts are always a disgrace to him. It is only those that God converts that will last. When we go fresh into a place, there is always a number of people who hear with a degree of profit, and who are affected by us. But let that minister be taken away, and they go back again. One wave washes them up on the shore, and the return wave sucks them back again into the great deeps.  C.H. Spurgeon

“Oh,” writes one to me this week, “I have believed that Jesus died for me, but it does not keep me from sinning in any way whatever. Our minister says that if we believe that Jesus died for us we shall be saved.”  No, no, but that is not the gospel, and such a belief is not faith at all. I did not wonder that a poor creature should have tried such a gospel and found it fail. Do not these men say that Christ died for everybody, and then declare that if you believe he died for you (which he must of necessity have done if he died for everybody) then that will save you, and yet there are scores and hundreds who are proofs to the fact that it does not save them, but that they can believe this universal redemption and live as they did before?  C.H. Spurgeon

I have known, in my short time, certain churches, in the paroxysms of delirium, meeting houses crowded, aisles filled, preachers stamping and thundering, hearers intoxicated with excitement, and persons converted by wholesale – even children converted by hundreds – they said thousands. Well, and a month or two after, where were the congregations? where were the converts?  Echo has answered, “Where, where?” Why, the converts were worse sinners than they were before; or mere professors, puffed up into a superficial religion, from which they soon fell into a hopeless coldness, which has rendered it difficult ever to stir them again.  C.H. Spurgeon

I have never preached to you that you may live in sin if you only believe in Jesus: I have never preached that you shall be saved without being purified in heart.  No, the salvation which this pulpit has proclaimed is not salvation in sin but salvation from sin, not a licence to evil but a deliverance from evil.  C.H. Spurgeon

You must not imagine that in this church all who have come to Christ nominally have come really.  C.H. Spurgeon

The apostle Paul not only said of Titus that he was his son, but he called him his “true” son. The Revised Version correctly translates it, “My true child.”  We have, alas! some who have called us “father” in a spiritual sense, of whom we have cause to be ashamed. There are converts and converts.  C.H. Spurgeon

It is an idle attempt to heal those who are not wounded, to attempt to clothe those who have never been stripped, and to make those rich who have never realized their poverty.  C.H. Spurgeon

Our converts are worth nothing. If they are converted by man they can be unconverted by man.  C.H. Spurgeon

Beware, beloved, of all dry-eyed reformations.  C.H. Spurgeon