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Question 81-Puritan Catechism

Spurgeon 6Q. What is required to the worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper?

A. It is required of them who would worthily partake of the Lord’s Supper, that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord’s body, (1 Corinthians 11:28,29) of their faith to feed upon him, (2 Corinthians 13:5) of their repentance, (1 Corinthians 11:31) love, (1 Corinthians 11:18-20) and new obedience, (1 Corinthians 5:8) lest coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves. (1 Corinthians 11:27-29)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon-A Puritan Catechism

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We ought to examine ourselves

 

It becomes us to inquire, each one seriously for himself, whether the little success which we have already experienced may not be owing to this cause– There may be something about us, on account of which God does not delight in us? I mean no reflection upon any; but let each one examine himself. What is the secret spring of my zeal? Is the doctrine I preach truly evangelical? Let me not take this matter for granted; but examine whether it quadrates with the scriptures. If half my time be taken up in beating off the rough edges of certain passages, to make them square with my principles, I am not in the gospel scheme. If one part of scripture requires to be passed over, lest I should appear inconsistent, I am not sound in the faith, in God’s account; but have imbibed some false system, instead of the gospel; and , while this is the cause, I have no reason to expect that he will delight in me, so as to make me a blessing.’

 

Rev. Andrew Fuller-God’s Approbation of our Labours Necessary to the Hope of Success-Preached