By April 1891, when Spurgeon addressed the annual conference of the Pastors’ College for the last time, he was an experienced and battle-worn soldier.
Spurgeon considered it the life-work of a pastor to be engaged in a crusade against error and sin. He fully appreciated what it was to ‘fight the good fight of faith’. In The Greatest Fight in the World, this final annual address to his fellow pastors and Pastors’ College students, Spurgeon offers practical advice on how to approach the battle. He does so under three martial metaphors: Our Armoury (the Scriptures); Our Army (the church); and Our Strength (the Holy Spirit).
The Greatest Fight in the World is a book for every pastor. It will stimulate and inspire an approach to the pastoral task which is orderly and intelligent, and which above all recognises and has confidence in the God from whom the strength to engage in battle comes.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was England’s best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century.