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Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in All Posts, Apologetics, C.H. Spurgeon, Discernment, Pride and Humility | 5 comments

When Being Too Polite, Is Deadly — Charles Spurgeon


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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  1. Love enough to tell the truth without thought to outcome. Speak as though there were not tomorrow. For some of those who are lost, that may be so.

  2. First time here; Petra invited her readers to read this, and I am glad she did.


    • Thank you, Becky.

  3. Love Spurgeon – thanks.

    • You are very welcome, Ali. Thank you.