Pointers from the dark side

This past weekend I was reminded again of how quick “the church” is to criticize “the church.” It doesn’t matter which blog I was reading nor who was castigating whose theology – even though both are believers. I think most of us have seen the body of Christ sadly hacking at its own limbs all in the name of doctrinal purity – or something like that.

So when I read this snippet today in Charles Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening, I felt like the 19th century theologian had read the same blog post and offered this plea:

“Observe the prince of darkness, how persevering in his endeavors, how unabashed in his attempts, how daring in his plans, how thoughtful in his plots, how energetic in all! The devils are united as one man in their infamous rebellion, while we believers in Jesus are divided in our service of God, and scarecely ever work with unanimity. O that from Satan’s infernal industry we may learn to go about like Good Samaritans, seeking whom we may bless.”

Apparently, we’ve been at this for years. Spurgeon died in 1892.

Do you ever wonder, like I do, what we could accomplish if we spent more time in the construction business than the demolition business?

Author: Susan

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  1. Nicole on March 2, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I do. There are gracious ways to disagree with others’ doctrines, most of which involve silence.

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