BE ENLIGHTENED.

Here are 16 quotes from the same preacher

1.
We believe, that the work of regeneration, conversion, sanctification and faith, is not an act of man’s free will and power, but of the mighty, efficacious and irresistable grace of God.

2.
Salvation is all grace, which means, free, gratis, for nothing.

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If heaven were by merit, it would never be heaven to me, for if I were in it I should say, “I am sure I am here by mistake; I am sure this is not my place; I have no claim to it.” But if it be of grace and not of works, then we may walk into heaven with boldness.”

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Justification by religious performances, and meritorious deeds, is nothing better than the old Pharisaism with a Christian name stuck upon it. . . That doctrine makes the Lord Jesus Christ to be practically a nobody; for if salvation be of works, then the way of salvation through faith in a Savior is superfluous, and even mischievous

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There is no other salvation except that which begins and ends with grace.

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And, my friends, if any of you shall be saved, it must be by Christ alone. There must be no patchwork; Christ did it all, and will not be helped in the matter. Christ will not allow you, as some say, to do what you can, and leave him to make up the rest. What can you do that is not sinful? Christ has done all for us; the work of redemption is all finished. Christ planned it all, and worked out all; and we, therefore, preach a full salvation through Jesus Christ.

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Learn, then, that if you take Christ out of Christianity, Christianity is dead.
If you remove grace out of the gospel, the gospel is gone.
If the people do not like the doctrine of grace,
give them all the more of it.

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Grace is the mother and nurse of holiness, and not the apologist of sin.

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THE GRACE THAT DOES NOT CHANGE MY LIFE WILL NOT SAVE MY SOUL.

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The greatest argument against the Bible is an unholy life; and when a man will give that up, he will convince himself.

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Remember that the Lord Jesus came to take away sin in three ways; He came to remove the penalty of sin, the power of sin, and, at last, the presence of sin.”

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The grace that does not make a man better than others is a worthless counterfeit. Christ saves His people, not IN their sins, but FROM their sins. Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord.

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O Christian people, be holy, for Christ is holy. Do not pollute that holy Name wherewith you are named. Let your family life, your personal life, your business life, be as holy as Christ your Lord would have it to be. Shall saints be shams when sinners are so real?

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Not that our salvation should be the effect of our work, but our work should be the evidence of our salvation.

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Lower the Law and you dim the light by which man perceives his guilt; this is a very serious loss to the sinner rather than a gain; for it lessens the likelihood of his conviction and conversion. I say you have deprived the gospel of its ablest auxiliary [its most powerful weapon] when you have set aside the Law. You have taken away from it the schoolmaster that is to bring men to Christ . . . They will never accept grace till they tremble before a just and holy Law. Therefore the Law serves a most necessary purpose, and it MUST NOT be removed from its place.

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Brethren and sisters, it is no slight thing to be holy. A man must not say, “I have faith,”and then fall into the sins of an unbeliever; for, after all, our outer life is the test of our inner life; and if the outerlife be not purified, rest assured the heart is not changed. That faith which does not bring forth the fruit of holiness is the faith of devils. The devils believe and tremble. Let us never be content with a faith which can live in hell, but rise to that which will save us—the faith of God’s elect, which purifies the soul, casting down the power of evil, and setting up the throne of Jesus Christ, the throne of holiness within the spirit.

All 16 quotes are from Spurgeon, Charles Haddon….a wonderful 19th century preacher of grace and eternal salvation, without an ounce of legalism in him.

Not an ounce.