The Soulwinner! I am currently reading The Soulwinner by C.H. Spurgeon and came across this on page 19: “I hate to hear the terrors of the Lord proclaimed by men whose hard countenances, harsh tones, and unfeeling spirits betray a sort of doctrinal dehydration: all the milk of human kindness is dried out of them. Having no feeling himself, such a preacher creates none. The people sit and listen while he keeps to dry, lifeless statements. They come to value him for being “sound,” and they themselves come to be sound, too. I need not add, sound asleep. What life they have is spent snuffing out heresy and making earnest men offenders for a word. May we never be baptized into this spirit!” What great words! He then continues: “Whatever I believe, or do not believe, the command to love my neighbor as myself still retains its claim upon me. God forbid that any views or opinions should contract my soul and harden my heart to make me forget this law of love! Love for God is first, but by no means lessens the obligation of love for man. In fact, the first commandment includes the second. We are to love out neighbors’ conversion because we love them. We are to speak to them in terms of God’s loving Gospel because our hearts desire their eternal good.” The first paragraph quoted, I feel, speaks to many discussions we’ve had on this board. Just an observation and some words that seemed beneficial to all of us. God bless.