THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Advent I

Gilbert West and his friend, Lord Lyttleton, both men of acknowledged talents, had imbibed the principles of infidelity from a superficial view of the Scriptures. Fully persuaded that the Bible was an imposture, they were determined to expose [it]. Mr. West chose the Resurrection of Christ, and Lord Lyttleton the conversion of St Paul, for the subject of hostile criticism. Both sat down to their respective tasks full of prejudice, and a contempt for Christianity. The results of their separate endeavours was that they were both converted by their attempts to overthrow the truth of Christianity! They came together, not as they had expected, to exult over an imposture exposed to ridicule, but to lament their folly, and congratulate each other on their joint conviction, that the Bible was the word of God. Their able enquiries have furnished two most valuable treatises in favour of revelation; one, entitled “Observations on the Conversion of St Paul,” and the other, “Observations on the Resurrection of Christ.”
... Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), Commenting and Commentaries, New York: Sheldon, 1876, p. 237-238 (see the book; see also 1 John 4:1-3; 1 Cor. 1:23; Eph. 4:14; 1 Tim. 1:4; 4:7; 2 Tim. 4:3-4; 3:16-17; Tit. 1:13-14; 2 Pet. 1:16-21; 3:3; Jas. 1:18; more at Bible, Contempt, Conversion, Folly, Historical, Prejudice, Resurrection, Scripture, Truth)

 
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