I just came across the below from Charles Spurgeon, which adds some needed perspective to the recent thoughts on and around this site regarding our “protecting” the Gospel from confusion. According to Simon J. Robinson’s commentary Opening Up 1 Timothy, Spurgeon once compared “the idea that the Bible should be defended” to “the idea of people trying to defend a caged lion from a group of men who had come out with sticks to attack it.” He then said:
Many suggestions are made and much advice is offered. This weapon is to be recommended, and the other. Pardon me if I offer a quiet suggestion. Open the door and let the lion out; he will take care of himself. Why, they are gone! He no sooner goes forth in his strength than his assailants flee. The way to meet infidelity is to spread the Bible. The answer to every objection against the Bible is the Bible.