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Gospel: Needs Spiritual Ears to Appreciate it

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Alphonse Karr heard a gardener ask his master permission to sleep for the future in the stable; 'for,' said he, 'There is no possibility of sleeping in the chamber behind the henhouse, sir; there are nightingales there which do nothing but guggle, and keep up a noise all the night.' The sweetest sounds are but an annoyance to those who have no musical taste: doubtless the music of heaven would have no charms to men's minds, certainly the joyful sound of the gospel is unappreciated so long as men's ears remain uncircumcised.



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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Gospel: Needs Spiritual Ears to Appreciate it'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fff/g/gospel-needs-spiritual-ears-to-appreciate-it.html. 1870.

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