My poor faith is just as common as a bit of hyssop pulled up from the wall, but then I lay it asoak in the atonement while I muse upon who Jesus was and what He suffered and for what purpose till it is wet, saturated, and all becrimsoned with the vital flood. . .Thus you crimson the lintel and the door-posts.  Let all men know that, whatever you may have been and whatever you now are, you do now believe in the substitutionary death of Jesus, oppose who you may.  Witness, you men and angels and devils, that Jesus’ [death] is our sole hope.  He who thus believes is saved.  Brother, go your way and leap for joy.  No man ever perished who, from his heart, rested in the atoning [death]. – Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), from the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit (1875), p. 492.


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