Ministers Ought Not to be Petronian and Detached from Conviction

“[M]en are not called to the ministry who have no knowledge and no definite belief. When young fellows say that they have not made up their minds upon theology, they ought to go back to the Sunday-school until they have” (C. H. Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students, 37).

A minister (and ministerial student) without belief or detached from conviction is like a tree without fruit. What a shame. It is like a groom on a wedding day saying to his bride, “I love you. I think.”