Spurgeon on doctrinal humility…

A quote from the inimitable Spurgeon which relates to a conversation I had with a friend yesterday about how we begin to go about balancing a concern for “Doctrinal Purity” with a humble and loving respect for those of different traditions:

“We are not to go about the world searching out heresies, like terrier dogs sniffing for rats; nor are we to be so confident of our own infallibility as to erect ecclesiastical stakes at which to roast all who differ from us, not, ’tis true, with faggots of wood, but with those coals of juniper, which consist of strong prejudice and cruel suspicion.”

Lectures to My Students, Christian Focus , 1998, p239.

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