Charles Spurgeon on the Age of the Earth

The Prince of Preachers believed the earth was millions of years old

Charles Spurgeon believed the Earth was millions of years old. In a sermon on the power of the Holy Spirit, he discussed the Spirit’s role in the creation of the world. He said this:

We do not know how remote the period of the creation of this globe may be—certainly many millions of years before the time of Adam. Our planet has passed through various stages of existence, and different kinds of creatures have lived on its surface, all of which have been fashioned by God.

— Charles Spurgeon, “The Power of the Holy Ghost,” The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 1, Sermon 30.