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Spurgeon

[spur-juh n] /ˈspɜr dʒən/
noun
1.
Charles Haddon
[had-n] /ˈhæd n/ (Show IPA),
1834–92, English Baptist preacher.
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  • Spurgeon defines it in one of his sermons as "the willingness to know and be known."

    The Calvary Road Roy Hession
  • Compare Mr. Spurgeon's not unfrequent orations on the same subject.

  • We see it well exemplified in John Bright, Spurgeon, and others.

    Mystic London: Charles Maurice Davies
  • But we must remember that even Spurgeon was often guilty of that.

    A Year in Europe Walter W. Moore
  • They mistook me for one of Spurgeon's elders from London, and invited me to preach.

  • One of Spurgeon's rooted notions was that unbelievers were sure of hell.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • But how can anyone be sure that Spurgeon was absolutely right?

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • But is not the hell of Mr. Spurgeon the hell of the New Testament?

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • There was more honesty and straightforwardness in Mr. Spurgeon.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote

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