I’ve been reading C.H. Spurgeon’s book According to Promise. I read the following and find that things never seem to change as Spurgeon was fighting the downgrade controversy and we fight the modern liberal and emergent movements within the church. This quote is just as true today as it was when Spurgeon penned it well over 100 years ago.
Today, the fiercest enemies of the truth of God are the aliens in our communion. These are they who make believers in sound evangelical teaching look like strangers in the churches which were founded on the basis of scriptural doctrine. They make us foreigners in our own land. They are lenient to all manner of heresy. Yet, they sneer at the believer in the doctrines of grace as old fashioned and bigoted–a belated mortal who ought studiously to seek out a grave and bury himself. The man who trusts his God and believes in his covenant will be able to survive all mockeries. He will count the reproach of Christ greater riches than all the treasures of Egypt.