Charles Haddon Spurgeon:
How often I have been told of late that the world is all going to rack and ruin, and that all that we ought to do is to try and man a lifeboat and save a few strugglers, hastening ourselves to leave the wreck before she breaks up! Well now, I am not so desponding as that. I am of opinion that, by God’s good grace, we shall tug the old vessel off the rocks, and that the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our God and of His Christ, for the Lord has sworn that all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
I cannot believe that this dispensation will be wound up as a tremendous failure, that the Gospel zealously preached everywhere shall result in only a few being saved, and that the whole economy shall go out in darkness as the snuff of a candle is extinguished. Nay, I look for better things. They who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before Him, and His enemies shall lick the dust. The isles shall bring Him tribute, Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts (Ps. 72:10) , yea, all kings shall fall down before Him. I cannot help believing that the Gospel is yet to be triumphant.