Compromising the truth: A quote from Spurgeon

“I make no personal reference, but I see the spirit of compromise concerning holiness and sin, truth and error, far too prevalent. The spirit of compromise comes not of the Spirit of God, but of the spirit of the world. It is always wisest and best to exhibit clear decision upon fundamental points; we must draw the line distinctly, and then stand to it firmly. Do not alter your course because of winds and currents. Do not try to make things pleasant all round. Do not be like the fellow, in one of the American towns, who saw a traveller leaning against a lamp-post, weary and worn with his journey. The traveller enquired of him how far it was to such a place, and was told that it was ten miles. The weary traveller sighed, and said, “I shall never hold out. I shall faint on the road.” “Ah!” said his sympathizing informant, “I did not know you were quite so far gone, I will knock off three miles, and make it seven for you.” Of course, this operation in words did not alter the fact, nor really reduce the ten to seven. Yet this is the method of some weakly, amiable souls; they tone down truth, forgetting that their tone does not affect the fact.An All-Round Ministry: Addresses to Ministers and Students.” – C.H. Spurgeon, An All-Round Ministry

 

Stick to the truth.  John 8:32 – “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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