Friday, April 18, 2014

The Truth Matters

"Be ye warned, then, against falling into the meanness of compromise, for compromise is nothing better than varnished rebellion against God, a mockery of his claims, and an insult to his judgment." 
"It is well to understand that we are to be “first pure, then peaceable.” 
"Our peaceableness is never to be a compact with sin, or toleration of evil."
"I fear that, sometimes, in our endeavours to be sweet in disposition, we have not been strong in principle. “Charity” is a word that is greatly cried up nowadays; but, often, it means that, in trying to be courteous, we have also been traitorous."
"It is exceedingly difficult in these times to preserve one’s fidelity before God and one’s fraternity among men. Should not the former be preferred to the latter if both cannot be maintained? We think so."
"But we are so gentle and quiet, we do not use strong language about other people’s opinions; but let men go to hell out of charity to them."
"Do you not know that a person who is silent when a wrong thing is said or done may become a participator in the sin?"
"Do not say of such-and-such an error, “Oh, it is a mere matter of opinion.” If it be a matter of opinion to-day, it will be a matter of practice tomorrow. No man has an error of judgment, without sooner or later having an error in practice."
"If you love Christ but little, you will hate error but little. If you do not love the truth at all, you will not hate error at all."
"Complicity with error will take from the best of men the power to enter any successful protest against it."
"To pursue union at the expense of truth is treason to the Lord Jesus."

~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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