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d) Charles Spurgeon, a Baptist minister, in his commentary on the Psalms from the 1800’s says, “How good men can endure to be called ‘reverend’ we know not. Being unable to discover any reason why our fellow men should reverence us, we half suspect that in other men there is not very much which can entitle them to be called reverend, very reverend, right reverend, most reverend, and so on. It may seem a trifling matter, but for this very reason we would urge that the foolish custom should be allowed to fall into disuse.”