Charles Spurgeon rarely laid out his eschatological beliefs. He was more concerned with "Where are YOU going to spend eternity" than "when and how is eternity coming."
let me know what you think:
" If thou art now broken in pieces by a little adversity, what will become of thee in the day when all the tempests of God shall be let loose on your soul? If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, what wilt thou do in the swellings of Jordan? If thou canst not endure the open grave, how canst thou endure the trump of the archangel, and the terrific thunders of the last great day? If thy burning house is too much for thee, what wilt thou do in a burning world? If thunder and lightning alarm thee, what wilt thou do when the world is in a blaze, and when all the thunders of God leave their hiding-place, and rush pealing through the world? If mere trial distress thee and grieve thee, oh, what wilt thou do when all the hurricanes of divine vengeance shall sweep across the earth and shake its very pillars, till they reel and reel again? Yes, friends, I would have you, as often as you are tried and troubled, see how you bear it—whether your faith then stance and whether you could see God's right hand, even when it is wrapped in clouds, whether you can discover the silver lining to the black clouds of tribulation. God help you to come out of the scales, for many are weighed in them and have been found wanting."
Here, it SEEMS that old Charlie Spurge believes that Christians will be present on Earth during the (or at the very least a) great Tribulation.
He references a "burning world," "the trump of the archangel, and the terrific thunders of the last great day."
He's definately not referring to the final judgment here (he does that on the next page).
Problem: it's a little ambiguous as to whether or not he is specifically referring to Christians, the unregenerate, or merely anyone who hears him (i lean to the third option-so far in my reading i find that to typically be the way he preaches [he preaches to everyone, or else he spells out a certain group])
The subpoint in which this quote is found in "the scales of providence" so i assume he's talking to everybody.
THEREFORE, if my interpretation of the sermon is correct, it appears that Spurgeon believed i a post-tribulational rapture.
(The quote was taken from "The Scales of Judgment" NPSP vol. 5, page 261)
(and yes, i wrongfully referred to that as MTP vol. 5 in one of my other comments)
Not that this will help anybody, i just thought it was neat,