Centenary Appreciation for Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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BWA World Congress Resolution 1934.6

152. The following Resolution was moved by the Rev. Martin Klumbies, Germany, and seconded by the

Rev. J. R. Henderson, U.S.A.:

“In the centenary year of the birth of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the Baptist World Congress recalls with gratitude and praise the mighty preacher whose God-given powers have been exercised for the healing of the nations, and who “being dead yet speaketh.” Spurgeon gloried supremely in the Cross of Christ, and turned multitudes to his Saviour. Large-hearted and practical, he responded to the appeal of human need, and the Gospel he preached was illustrated by the Orphanage he founded. Moreover the message of the Cross was re-echoed through the hundreds of men trained in his College and the many churches founded by his aid. Rich as were his gifts, he was richer still in the graces of deep tenderness and a passionate love for Christ.

“ The Congress rejoices in the abiding energy of Spurgeon’s church and his other institutions, and prays that such witness as he offered to the transforming power of the Gospel may ever be welcomed and honoured among the Baptist people.”

153. The Resolution was carried.


Original Source Bibliography: Rushbrooke, J. H., editor. Fifth Baptist World Congress: Berlin, August 4- 10, 1934. London: Baptist World Alliance, 1934.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: J. H. Rushbrooke, ed., Fifth Baptist World Congress: Berlin, August 4-10, 1934 (London: Baptist World Alliance, 1934), p. 16.

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