Man-made ministers!

Man-made ministers!

From Spurgeon’s, “The Two Effects of the Gospel”

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 out

ready 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.

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