Fatalism does not require any effort. Like cursing the darkness. But to light a candle against all odds, and even against great numbers of Christians is like the salmon who swim upstream.
It all makes more sense when we view the glory of Christ in the scripture, and read The Revelation in light of the entire bible. He is our only source of hope!
After reading this I can better understand why I appreciate and am inspired by his writings. Spurgeon had an exalted view of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!