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Dignity of Christian Character: to Be Maintained

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Antisthenes, the founder of the sect of the Cynics, when he was told that Ismenias played excellently upon the flute, answered properly enough, 'Then he is good for nothing else, otherwise he would not have played so well.' Such also was Philip's saying to his son, when, at a certain entertainment, he sang in a very agreeable and skilful manner, 'Are you not ashamed to sing so well?' Even so, when one who professes to be of the seed royal of heaven, is able to rival the ungodly in their cunning, worldliness, merriment, scheming, or extravagance, may they not blush to possess such dangerous capacities? Heirs of heaven have something better to do than to emulate the children of darkness.


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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Dignity of Christian Character: to Be Maintained'. Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​fff/​d/dignity-of-christian-character-to-be-maintained.html. 1870.
 
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