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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Gospel (Simple): the Need of the Wisest
During an illness, that illustrious scholar Bengel sent for a student in the Theological Institution, and requested him to impart a word of consolation. The youth replied, 'Sir, I am but a pupil, a mere learner; I don't know what to say to a teacher like you.' 'What!' said Bengel, 'a divinity student, and not able to communicate a word of scriptural comfort!' The student, abashed, contrived to utter the text, 'The blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, cleanseth us from all sin.' 'That is the very word I want,' said Bengel, 'it is quite enough,' and taking him affectionately by the hand dismissed him.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Gospel (Simple): the Need of the Wisest'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/g/gospel-simple-the-need-of-the-wisest.html. 1870.
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30