Reading the Puritans


A pastor said to me that he enjoyed reading the Puritans for three reasons; because they had a rigorous theology, warm spirituality, and down-to-earth practicality. Although the Puritans preached the wrath of God, they said the single emotion of a true Christian is a happy heart!  Charles Spurgeon said: “I have been charged with being a mere echo of the Puritans, but I would rather be the echo of truth than the voice of falsehood.” The Puritan John Newton, in later life as an old man with his mind going, used to say, “My mind and memory are going, but I do remember two things; first, I am a great sinner, but secondly, I have a great Savior!”