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4 Times Spurgeon Was Almost Assassinated

by Christian George

David once said, “There is only a step between me and death” (1 Samuel 20:3).

Charles Spurgeon almost took that step many times.

His mother, Eliza, gave birth to sixteen children after Spurgeon was born. Half of them died.

Diseases like the plague that shut down Spurgeon’s school in Newmarket could have easily killed the preacher before his ministry even began.

A massive cholera pandemic killed ten thousand Londoners during Spurgeon’s first year in the city. Many of those who died were members of his church.

“All day, and sometimes all night long, I went about from house to house, and saw men and women dying, and, oh, how glad they were to see my face. When many were afraid to enter their houses lest they should catch the deadly disease, we who had no fear about such things found ourselves most gladly listened to when we spoke of Christ and of things Divine” (Autobiography 1:371).




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  1. March 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Read this article last fall; still amazed.

    • March 22, 2017 at 3:57 am

      Yes, if someone preaches the gospel it makes people angry and puts the ministers life in danger. Thank God that God determines when we die and not man.

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