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  • Writer's pictureW. Austin Gardner

Any Old Turnip will do for a head!

“When in hand-to-hand conflict with the world and the devil, neat little biblical confectionery is like shooting lions with a pea-shooter: one needs a man who will let himself go and deliver blows right and left as hard as he can hit, trusting in the Holy Ghost.

It’s experience, not preaching, that hurts the devil and confounds the world, because unanswerable; the training is not that of the schools, but of the market; it’s the hot, free heart and not the balanced head that knocks the devil out.

Nothing but forked-lightning Christians will count. A lost reputation is the best degree for Christ’s service.

“I am more than ever determined that no ring nor limit shall be placed around us, other than that of our Lord Himself, ‘To the uttermost parts,’ ‘To every creature.’

I belong and will ever belong to ‘The Great God’ party. I will have nought to do with ‘The Little God’ party.

“The difficulty is to believe that He can deign to use such scallywags as us, but of course He wants Faith and Fools rather than talents and culture.

All God wants is a heart, any old turnip will do for a head; so long as we are empty, all is well, for then He fills with the Holy Ghost.

Norman Grubb, C T Studd

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