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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Reason and Faith
An old writer says:: Faith and Reason may be compared to two travellers: Faith is like a man in full health, who can walk his twenty or thirty miles at a time without suffering; Reason is like a little child, who can only, with difficulty, accomplish three or four miles. 'Well,' says this old writer, 'on a given day Reason says to Faith, 'O good Faith, let me walk with thee;' Faith replies, 'O Reason, thou canst never walk with me!' However, to try their paces, they set out together, but they soon find it hard to keep company. When they come to a deep river, Reason says, 'I can never ford this,' but Faith wades through it singing. When they reach a lofty mountain, there is the same exclamation of despair; and in such cases, Faith, in order not to leave Reason behind, is obliged to carry him on his back; and,' adds the writer, 'oh! what a luggage is Reason to Faith!'
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Reason and Faith'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/r/reason-and-faith.html. 1870.
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