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The Words of Spurgeon in Modern English

Charles H. Spurgeon was a British Particular Baptist preacher who remains highly influential among Christians today and is still known as the "Prince of Preachers". He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church against liberalism and pragmatic theological tendencies that were starting in his day. In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to around 10 million people, by preaching up to 10 times a week at different places. His sermons have been translated into many languages.

Spurgeon was the pastor of the congregation of the New Park Street Chapel (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle) in London for 38 years. He was part of several controversies with the Baptist Union of Great Britain and later had to leave that denomination.

Spurgeon was a prolific author of many types of works including sermons, an autobiography, a commentary, books on prayer, a devotional, a magazine, poetry, hymnist, and more. Many sermons were transcribed as he spoke and were translated into many languages during his lifetime. Born in Kelvedon, Essex, Spurgeon's conversion to Christianity came on January 6, 1850, at age fifteen. On his way to a scheduled appointment, a snow storm forced him to cut short his intended journey and to turn into a Primitive Methodist chapel in Colchester where "God opened his heart to the salvation message." The text that moved him was Isaiah 45:22 - "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else."

The Daily Word provides daily devotionals based on Spurgeons Morning and Evening Daily Readings updated to modern english for greater understandability. The translation is a work in progress.

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