Jottings – Faux Walls of The Church
Commenting on Jeremiah 5:10 (but making application to the church):
“God’s church is very fond of building walls which her God has not sanctioned. She is not content to trust in the arm of God, but she will add thereto some extraneous help which God utterly abhors… his people are not content with God’s being round about them; they seek some other protection. The church has very often gone to king Jareb for help, or to the world for aid; and then God has said to her enemies, ‘Go ye up against her; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the Lord’s. She shall not have them. I am her battlement. She is to have none other.’”
C. H. Spurgeon, “Storming The Battlements,” in The New Park Street Pulpit Sermons, Vol. I. Originally preached on September 16, 1855. (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1855), p. 294.