The Wanderer

As I walked through the wilderness of this world …

Spurgeon on modern doubt

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The PyroManiacs have posted this great little nugget from C. H. Spurgeon.  It comes from “The Weaned Child,” an undated sermon delivered at the Metropolitan Tabernacle and published in 1875.

“Oh, but really one ought to be acquainted with all the phases of modern doubt.”

Yes, and how many hours in a day ought a man to give to that kind of thing? Twenty-five out of the twenty-four would hardly be sufficient, for the phases of modern thought are innumerable, and every fool who sets up for a philosopher sets up a new scheme; and I am to spend my time in going about to knock his cardhouses over?

Not I! I have something else to do; and so has every Christian minister. He has real doubts to deal with, which vex true hearts; he has anxieties to relieve in converted souls, and in minds that are pining after the truth and the right; he has these to meet, without everlastingly tilting at windmills, and running all over the country to put down every scarecrow which learned simpletons may set up.

We shall soon defile ourselves if we work day after day in the common sewers of scepticism. Brethren, there is a certain highway of truth in which you and I, like wayfaring men, feel ourselves safe, let us travel thereon.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Monday 13 July 2009 at 14:00

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