1Charles Spurgeon, “The Crisis of This World” in The Passion and Death of Our Lord, vol. 6 of A Treasury of Spurgeon on the Life and Work of Our Lord, 6 vv. (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1979), p. 8. Hereafter this reference will be cited as P & D. The reader may assume hereafter also that all notes will be “Charles Spurgeon” unless noted otherwise.

2“The Heart of the Gospel,” in Spurgeon’s Expository Encyclopedia, 15 vol. (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1977) 8:91.

3“The Blood Shed for Many,” in P & D., p. 34.

4“Our Suffering Substitute” (Pensacola: Chapel Library, nd), pp. 2, 3 taken unabridged and unedited from the 1859 volume of New Park Street Pulpit.

5“The Heart” in SEE 8:97.

6Sword and Trowel, April 1887, p. 195.

7Ibid., October 1887, p. 513.

8Ibid., December 1887, p. 642.

9“Particular Redemption” in New Park Street Pulpit, 4:130.

10“The Blood Shed For Many” in P&D, p. 36.

11“Crisis,” P & D, p. 2.

12“The Blood Shed for Many,” P & D, pp. 34-36.

13“It Is Finished,” P & D, p. 581.

14“The Miracles of Our Lord’s Death,” in P & D, p. 646.

15“Crisis,” P & D, p. 3.

16“Let Him Deliver Him Now” P & D, p. 511.

17“For Whom Did Christ Die?” Metropolitan Tabernacle 20:504.

18“Particular Redemption,” New Park Street 4:132.

19“Ecce Rex,” P & D, p. 365.

20“Love Stronger Than Death,” P & D, p. 19.

21Metropolitan Tabernacle, 20:159.

22“Our Suffering Substitute” op. cit., pp. 3-7. See also “Majesty in Misery,” P & D, p. 232.

23“Jesus, The Substitute for His People,” Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, 21:159.

24“Redemption and Its Claim” Metropolitan Tabernacle, 20:162.

25“Majesty in Misery,” P & D, p. 233.

26“Particular Redemption,” New Park Street Pulpit, 4:132.

27“Blood Even on the Golden Altar,” SEE, 1:366. In an 1874 message entitled, “For Whom Did Christ Die,” Spurgeon said, “Our Lord’s death was penal, inflicted upon him by divine justice: and rightly so, for on him lay our iniquities, and therefore on him must lay the sufferings” (Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit 20:495).

28“Slaying the Sacrifice,” SEE 1:346.

29“The Blood of the Covenant,” Metropolitan Tabernacle, 20:444.

30“It Is Finished,” P & D, p. 583.

31“The Blood of the Covenant,” P & D, p. 41.

32For example see “Ecce Rex” P&D 359. “When the soldier with a spear pierced his side he had no idea that he was bringing forth before all eyes that blood and water which are to the whole church the emblems of the double cleansing which we find in Jesus, cleansing by atoning blood and sanctifying grace.”

33“The Open Fountain,” Metropolitan Tabernacle, 17:39.

Limit God’s Sovereignty?

“If we limit in any direction the actual and complete sov-ereignty of God we encounter as many and as great difficul-ties as we think to escape. The safest and soundest position to take is to accept in all its fullness the great truth explaining as best we can its difficulties, and waiting humbly for more light.”

-E. C. Dargan

Professor of Homiletics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1892-1907; Editorial Secretary of the SSB, 1917-1927