You may have already seen this picture, as it has been circulating on Facebook and the world wide web. I’ve seen the quote attributed to Charles Spurgeon and Vance Havner. Here are what I consider to be the options:
A. Spurgeon said it and Havner repeated it, thus it should be attributed to Spurgeon.
B. One of the men actually said it, and the other was falsely attributed the quote. This seems to be a real possibility because both men have many famous quotes.
C. Using the same logic behind option B, neither of these men actually said it.
That all said, it sounds to me like something Havner would say, so I’m going go with option B…Havner likely said it and somewhere along the way Spurgeon was falsely attributed the quote because he has so many other great quotes as well.
Of course, if any reader has evidence for the source of the quote, that would be fantastic. Please leave a comment.
Regardless of who said it, it makes a great point. Dig into God’s Word and be transformed!