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the sufficiency of the Bible (Spurgeon)

Below are a few quotes from C. H. Spurgeon on the sufficiency of Scripture, taken from The Greatest Fight in the World, among his last public addresses and considered his final manifesto.  


We need nothing more than God has seen fit to reveal.

If the revelation of God were not enough for our faith, what could we add to it?

Anything more than the Word of God sets before us, for us to believe and to preach as the life of men, seems utterly absurd to us; yet we confront a generation of men who are always wanting to discover a new motive power, and a new gospel for their churches.

The Scriptures in their own sphere are like God in the universe — All-sufficient.

We are resolved, then, since we have this arsenal supplied for us of the Lord, and since we want no other, to use the Word of God only, and to use it with greater energy. We are resolved to know our Bibles better.

By God’s grace we purpose to believe the Word of God more intensely.

We should resolve also that we will quote more of Holy Scripture.




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