When Being Too Polite, Is Deadly — Charles Spurgeon

C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Charles Spurgeon,

Men are perishing, and if it be unpolite to tell them so, it can only be so where the devil is the master of the ceremonies. Out upon your soul-destroying politeness; the Lord give us a little honest love to souls, and this superficial gentility will soon vanish. I could with considerable refreshment to myself pour sarcasm after sarcasm upon religious cowardice. I would cheerfully sharpen my knife and dash it into the heart of this mean vice. There is nothing to be said in its favor. It is not even humble; it is only pride of too beggarly a sort to own itself.

from “The War-Horse”, Sword & Trowel, May 1866


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