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Charles Spurgeon’s Letters-Letter 178

WORDS OF SYMPATHY

To [Rev. W. Cuff].

NIGHTINGALE LANE, Nov. 30.

DEAR FRIEND, —

I beseech our Lord to minister comfort both to you and your sorrowing wife. It must be a very severe stroke to you, and it is a sign that our Father loves you very much and thinks a great deal of you. I had a watch once which I allowed to lie at ease and never worried it with cleaning for I thought it worthless; but one which keeps time to a second gets wound up every night with a key which touches its inmost springs, and sometimes it gets taken to pieces — for it is worth it.

You will have the presence of the Comforter in this trial. You are dear to me for your work’s sake and also for yourself.

May all grace abound towards you by Christ Jesus.

Your busy friend,

C. H. SPURGEON.

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One More Update!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have added a library to my website. This library will contain the works of the Reformers, Puritans and men who were gifted by God to write on the deep things of God.

The name of the library is ‘Sola Gratia Library.’ So far it contains all the writings of Arthur Pink, some partial works of John Gill, and some miscellaneous writings of others. Arthur Pink and John Gill have their own page. The miscellaneous works are linked to the main page of the ‘Sola Gratia Library.’ The link to this library can be found in the introductory portion of the home page of my site or you can access the library with the links below.

This will be my last update for a few weeks, as I have other things that I need to get done. I hope you enjoy the library.

Hershel L Harvell Jr.

Home Page

Sola Gratia Library

Arthur Pink

John Gill

Charles Spurgeon’s Letters-Letter 177

WORDS OF SYMPATHY

To [Rev. Thomas Curme.]

WESTWOOD, June 12, 1884.

DEAR FRIEND, —

I casually heard from Mr. Abraham that you were in, but I had no idea that it was a serious matter; but Mr. Rochfort has kindly given me further news.

I feel very sad about it, but I am sure you do not. The loss will be ours, and Heaven and you will gain.

Dear loving brother, you have nothing now to do but to go home; and what a home! You will be quite at home where all is love, for you have lived in that blessed element, and are filled with it. I shall soon come hobbling after you, and shall find you out. We are bound to gravitate to each other whether here or in glory. We love the same Lord, and the same blessed truth.

May the everlasting arms be underneath you! I breathe for you a loving, tender prayer, — “ Lord, comfort Thy dear servant, and when he departs, may it be across a dried-up river into the land of living fountains!”

I am fifty next Thursday, and you are near your Jubilee. In this we are alike; but Jesus is the highest joy. Into the Father’s hands I commit you, “until the day break, and the shadows flee away.”

Your loving brother,

C. H. SPURGEON.

Website Update! More Pdf’s!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have done another major update to my website. However, it isn’t as big as the one I announced a week or so ago. By the way, if you haven’t seen the newly designed site, then check it out here. Every url to every page has slightly changed, so be sure to book mark the site.

Now for the update: When you build a site offline, then you have to build every single page separately. This means that whatever is on your tool bars or side bars has to remain consistent because if it changes, if you get one broken link, then every toolbar or side bar has to be fixed on every single page. It is not like a site built online, whereby you fix the broken link on your tool bars or side bars in one place and it fixes the tool bar or side bar for every page. The reason being is that the online tool bars or side bars are the same for every page. In other words, you have a tool bar or side bar that is one unit which is used on every page. Considering I have around 34 pages, then what I link on the tool bar or side bar needs to remain consistent, in order that I have no broken links on these bars.

Therefore, this past weekend I have finished editing and building 60 pdf books consisting of catechisms, creeds, confessions, and Church councils. All 60 pdf’s contain my own personal title page. All 60 pdf’s have been uploaded and linked to my creeds-confessions page. Therefore, if you would like to download some catechisms, creeds, confessions, and Church councils, then please visit my page here. Some of these are linked to my tool bars, so I wanted them to stay linked.

Some of these documents are not found on your average website, so download and peruse them in your ministry or for personal study.

Here is a list of what has been placed up over the weekend:

Catechisms:

Catechism of the Waldenses (Pdf)

The Larger Catechism by Martin Luther 1529 (Pdf)

The Small Catechism by Martin Luther 1529 (Pdf)

The Catechism of the Church of Geneva by John Calvin 1545 (Pdf)

The Heidelberg Catechism 1563 (Pdf)

The Westminster Larger Catechism 1647 (Pdf) Put in Scripture proofs when I have time

The Westminster Shorter Catechism: Scripture proofs 1649 (Pdf)

A Catechisme for Babes, or, Little Ones by H. Jessey 1652 (Pdf)

A Short Catechism About Baptism by John Tombes 1659 (Pdf)

Instruction for the ignorant , John Bunyan’s Catechism 1675 (Pdf)

The Baptist Catechism–Keach’s Catechism 1677 (Pdf)

The Orthodox Catechism 1680 (Pdf)

The 1695 Baptist Catechism (Pdf)

The Philadelphia Baptist Catechism 1742 (Pdf)

A Catechism for Girls and Boys 1798 (Pdf)

Gadsby’s Catechism 1800 (Pdf)

A Catechism or Instructions for Children & Youth 1810 (Pdf)

The Baptist Catechism-Charleston Association of 1813 (Pdf)

Baptist Scriptural Catechism by Henry Clay Fish, D. D. 1850 (Pdf)

A Puritan Catechism with Proofs Compiled by C. H. Spurgeon 1855 (Pdf)

A Brief Catechism of Bible Doctrine by James P. Boyce, D. D. About 1872 (Pdf)

A Catechism of Bible Teaching by John Broadus 1892 (Pdf)

A Collection of Baptist Catechisms (Pdf)

 

Confessions:

The Schleitheim Confession 1527 (Pdf)

Anabaptist Confessions of Faith (Pdf)

The Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon 1530 (Pdf)

The Second Helvetic Confession 1536 (Pdf)

The Scots Confession of 1560 (Pdf)

The Belgic Confession 1561 (Pdf)

Thirty Nine Articles of Religion 1571 (Pdf)

John Spilsbury and His Confession (Pdf)

Early English Baptist Associational Confessions (Pdf)

English Baptist General Confessions (Pdf)

English Baptist Separatists Confessions (Pdf)

London Baptist Confession of 1644 (Pdf)

The First London Baptist Confession of Faith 1646 Edition (Pdf)

An Appendix to a Confession of Faith, Benjamin Cox 1646 (Pdf)

The Westminster Confession of Faith 1647 (Pdf)

The Faith and Practice of Thirty Congregations 1651 (Pdf)

The True Gospel Faith Declared According to the Scriptures 1654 (Pdf)

Midland Confession of Faith 1655 (Pdf)

The Somerset Confession of Faith 1656 (Pdf)

1677-89 London Baptist Confession of Faith (Pdf)

Principles of Faith of the Sandy Creek Association (Pdf)

The Philadelphia Confession 1742 (Pdf)

Carter Lane Declaration of Faith 1757 (Pdf)

1833 New Hampshire Confession (Pdf)

The Abstract of Principles at adoption of charter by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 1858 (Pdf)

American Baptist Confessions (Pdf)

 

Councils:

The Definition of the Council of Chalcedon 451 (Pdf)

The Canons of the Council of Chalcedon 451 (Pdf)

Council of Orange 529 A.D. (Pdf)

The Canons of Dordt 1618-1619 (Pdf)

 

Creeds:

Apostles Creed (Pdf)

The Nicene Creed (Pdf)

The Anthanasian Creed (Pdf)

 

Other:

The 95 Theses of Martin Luther (Pdf)

The Smalcald Articles-Luther 1537 (Pdf)

The TABLE-TALK of Martin Luther 1566 (Pdf)

 

Articles:

What is Catechism? by Zacharias Ursinus 1563 (Pdf)

Charles Spurgeon’s Letters-Letter 176

WORDS OF SYMPATHY

To [Mr. E. H. Bartlett].

MENTONE, Dec. 14, ‘87.

DEAR MR. BARTLETT, —

I sorrow with you over the departure of your little Lillie; but you will feel that there is honey with the gall. She was a dear child ready to take her place with the shining ones. Grandmother will receive her as a messenger from you.

May peace and consolation flow into the heart of yourself and wife. I send you a little check to ease the expense. I cannot ease your pain but there is “another Comforter” Who can and will do so. Receive my hearty sympathy. We are all going the same way. The little one has outrun us; we shall catch her up soon.

Yours very heartily,

C. H. SPURGEON.

Exciting News from Reformed on the Web!

After spending 18 hours or more a day, on my days off, I have succeeded in giving my website a face-lift. The entire site has been rebuilt, links reordered, new pages added, and hundreds of new links added. Unlike the pages offered by my site provider, these have been built offline and then uploaded. The hardest part was trying to figure out what links my uploaded pages would become, once I uploaded the files. I had to figure this out in order to build a single sidebar for the 34 pages I uploaded. I thank God I got them all right when I first took on this project. This was very important considering all my url’s changed slightly due to the fact that I uploaded the pages verses building them online.

Subheadings of theology have an entire page and I begin by defining that particular subheading of theology. (However, I have not tackled every subheading of theology. That is to come in the future, if it be the Lord’s will.) I then added interesting articles, articles that defend that particular subheading, and sometimes links which contain counter arguments. (This is especially true concerning my baptismal-debates page. I provide links for the position of credo-baptism and links for the position of paedo-baptism.)

As for now, the audio-sermons page is under construction. I have hundreds of links to go through before I can build it. However, the page does exists. It just says: “Under construction.”

So if you are interested in reading some interesting articles on certain points of theology or you are interested in downloading several hundred Ebooks, including the Reformation History Library (See the bottom of my Homepage), then check my rebuilt website out.

You can visit the home page by going here. Please be sure to bookmark the home page when you visit.

God bless,

Hershel L. Harvell Jr.

Charles Spurgeon’s Letters-Letter 175

WORDS OF SYMPATHY

To [Mr. Higgs].

WESTWOOD, Mar. 18, 1886.

DEAR FRIEND,—

I feel very grieved for you and the dear wife, for I know your tender hearts. Yet the bitterest elements of sorrow are not in the cup, for we have no doubt as to where little ones must be.

You have now a child among the angels — to whom we will soon go. So short is life that our wounds are staunched almost as soon as they begin to bleed. We part, and so soon meet.

Mrs. Spurgeon joins with me in loving sympathy.

Yours in our Lord Jesus,

C. H. SPURGEON.