Charles Spurgeon on the New Year [repost from]

I hope you enjoy this nugget of truth by Charles Spurgeon from DoNotBeSurprised (one of my favorite sites) as much as I did!

Charles Spurgeon on the New Year

We ought not, as men in Christ Jesus, to be carried away by a childish love of novelty, for we worship a God who is ever the same, and of whose years these is no end. In some matters “the old is better.” There are certain things which are already so truly new, that to change them for anything else would be to lose old gold for new dross. The old, old gospel is the newest thing in the world; in its very essence it is for ever good news. In the things of God the old is ever new, and if any man brings forward that which seems to be new doctrine and new truth, it is son perceived that the new dogma is only worn-out by heresy dexterously repaired, and the discovery in theology is the digging up of a carcase of error which had better have been left to rot in oblivion. In the great matter of truth and godliness, we may safely say, “There is nothing new under the sun.”

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(Charles Spurgeon, Sermon for New Year’s Day,’ preached 1 January 1885)


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