Friday, August 28, 2009

The Nature of Humanity – Charles Spurgeon

I daresay you have heard people use pretty phrases about the dignity of human nature, and so on. They are lying phrases; for human nature is as bad as it can be. If you want the proof of that assertion, behold how God himself came here among men, incarnate virtue robed in love! Did men love him? Did they fall down before him and do him homage? The homage of the world was, ‘Crucify him! Crucify him!’ The world hates virtue; it cannot bear perfection; it might endure benevolence, but absolute purity and righteousness it cannot, away with. Its native instincts are wrong; it is not towards the light that men are going, their backs are to the sun, they are journeyinng into the thick of darkness. (The Crisis of This World by Charles Spurgeon)


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