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Larry J. Michael

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FIRST-PERSON: Spurgeon’s humor

LONGWOOD, Fla. (BP)--Many evangelicals know well the stern side of Charles Haddon Spurgeon and his serious pursuit of the holy life. Indeed, his stands for righteous causes and countering doctrinal error are often recounted. But many readers may not know that he was a man with a great sense of humor. Spurgeon knew the value of laughter and mirth. He virtually took to heart the word in Proverbs 17:22: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”