Reformed Baptist Fellowship

Bigotry, in modern parlance

In Reformed Baptist Fellowship on February 10, 2010 at 1:52 am

Now-a-days, if a man is very reverent towards the word of God, and very desirous to obey the Lord’s commands in everything, people say, “He is very precise,” and they shun him; or, with still more acrimony, they say, “He is very bigoted: he is not a man of liberal spirit;” and so they cast out his name as evil.

Bigotry, in modern parlance, you know, means giving heed to old truths in preference to novel theories; and a liberal spirit, now-a-days, means being liberal with everything except your own money—liberal with God’s law, liberal with God’s doctrine, liberal to believe that a lie is a truth, that black is white, and that white may occasionally be black. That is liberal sentiment in religion—the broad church school—from which may God continually deliver us.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Sermon “Living Temples for the Living God” 1872

  1. If this is bigotry, then God bless this bigotry, a blessed thing it is.

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