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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

Salvation: Near


It is said that some years ago a vessel sailing on the northern coast of the South American continent, was observed to make signals of distress. When hailed by another vessel, they reported themselves as 'Dying for water!' 'Dip it up then,' was the response, 'you are in the mouth of the Amazon river.' There was fresh water all around them, they had nothing to do but to dip it up, and yet they were dying of thirst, because they thought themselves to be surrounded by the salt sea. How often are men ignorant of their mercies? How sad that they should perish for lack of knowledge! Jesus is near the seeker even when he is tossed upon oceans of doubt. The sinner has but to stoop down and drink and live; and yet he is ready to perish, as if salvation were hard to find.


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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Salvation: Near'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/s/salvation-near.html. 1870.

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