In his message, “The Mediator-Judge and Saviour,” on the Lord’s Day morning, May 30, 1880, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, C. H. Spurgeon said,
OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE FIRST OFFICE OF THE MEDIATOR IS EXCEEDINGLY NECESSARY TO OUR ACCEPTANCE OF HIM IN HIS SECOND CAPACITY. This is why Peter preached it: this was why Paul before Felix reasoned concerning righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come. This is why the Holy Spirit himself convinces the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. Dear hearers, if you do not believe in Christ as your Judge you never will accept him as your Saviour (caps in original).
—Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit: Sermons Preached and Revised by C. H. Spurgeon During the Year 1880, Vol. 26, Pilgrim Pubs. Pasadena TX, 1972, 321
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