Thursday, September 01, 2005

Man-Made Ministers

The ministry has been very often degraded into a 'trade'.

They are 'selected by man', they are crammed with literature; they are educated up to a certain point; they are turned outready dressed; and persons call them 'ministers'.

I wish them all God-speed, every one of them; for as good Joseph Irons used to say, "God be with many of them, if it be only to make them hold their tongues." Man-made ministers are of no use in this world, and the sooner we get rid of them the better.

-Charles Spurgeon-


At Monday, September 12, 2005 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Billy said...

Thanks for the Man-Made Ministers quote. I really enjoyed looking this up and reading Spurgeon's The Two Effects of the Gospel.


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