the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Sceptics and Controversial Divines
Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
The old fable tells us of a boy who mounted a scavenger's cart with base intent to throw dirt at the moon; whereat another boy, with better intentions, but scarcely less folly, came running with a basin of water to wash the moon, and make its face clean again. Certain skeptics are for ever inventing new infidelities with which they endeavor to defile the fair face of the gospel, and many ministers forsake the preaching of Christ, and him crucified, to answer their endless quibbles: to both of these the ancient fable may be instructive.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Sceptics and Controversial Divines'. Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​fff/​s/sceptics-and-controversial-divines.html. 1870.