His position could be summarized from his sermon on Mt. 8:11 — “many shall come from the East and West…” He focused on “shall.” — “How I love God’s shalls!…” “‘Can God make me become to Christ? I tell you ‘yes!’…He makes your will turn around…”
“I have never preached this doctrine without seeing conversions, and I believe I never shall.”
At the same time, Spurgeon held tightly to the work of evangelism. It’s not an either or, it’s a both and. God has not only determined the end but also the means.
These notes are rough, unedited and not a complete transcription of this session.