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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

Saints: What They Should Be


In the Cathedral of St. Mark, in Venice: a marvelous building, lustrous with an Oriental splendor far beyond description: there are pillars said to have been brought from Solomon's Temple; these are of alabaster, a substance firm and durable as granite, and yet transparent, so that the light glows through them. Behold an emblem of what all true pillars of the church should be: firm in their faith, and transparent in their character; men of simple mould, ignorant of tortuous and deceptive ways, and yet men of strong will, not readily to be led aside, or bent from their uprightness. A few such alabaster men we know; may the great Master- builder place more of them in his temple!


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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Saints: What They Should Be'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/s/saints-what-they-should-be.html. 1870.

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