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Lethargy of Soul

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Two of my hearers perished by a fire in their own house. They were not consumed by the flames, but they were suffocated by the smoke. No blaze was ever visible, nor could any remarkable sign of fire be seen from the Street, yet they died as readily as if they had been burned to ashes by raging flames. In this way sin also is deadly. Comparatively few of our hearers are destroyed by outrageous and flaming vices, such as blasphemy, theft, drunkenness, or uncleanness; but crowds of them are perishing by that deadly smoke of indifference which casts its stifling clouds of carelessness around them, and sends them asleep into everlasting destruction. O that they could be saved from the smoke as well as from the flame!



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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Lethargy of Soul'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fff/l/lethargy-of-soul.html. 1870.

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