The following quote from Mr. Spurgeon is framed and hangs upon the wall behind my desk, between two book cases. One of our men thought it would be good to hang a larger one in our fellowship hall. These are C. H. Spurgeon’s first words at the opening of the brand new Metropolitan Tabernacle:
I would propose that the subject of the ministry in this house, as long as this platform shall stand, and as long as this house shall be frequented by worshippers, shall be the PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST. I am never ashamed to avow myself a Calvinist; I do not hesitate to take the name of Baptist; But if I am asked what is my creed, I reply, “IT IS JESUS CHRIST.” My venerated predecessor, Dr. Gill, has left a Body of Divinity, admirable and excellent in its way; but the Body of Divinity to which I would pin and bind myself for ever, God helping me, is not His system, or any other human treatise; but CHRIST JESUS, who is the sum and substance of the Gospel, who is in Himself all theology, the incarnation of every precious truth, the all-glorious personal embodiment of the way, the truth, and the life.