From Spurgeon's, "The Two Effects of the Gospel"
The ministry has been very often degraded into a 'trade'.
They are 'selected by man', they are crammed with literature;
they are educated up to a certain point; they are turned out
ready dressed; and persons call them 'ministers'.
I wish them all God-speed, every one of them; for as
good Joseph Irons used to say, "God be with many of them,
if it be only to make them hold their tongues."
Man-made ministers are of no use in this world,
and the sooner we get rid of them the better.