My dear brethren, do not try to make [the gospel] tasteful to carnal minds. Hide not the offense of the cross, lest you make it of none effect. The angles and corners of the gospel are its strength: to pare them off is to deprive it of power. Toning down is not the increase of strength, but the death of it … Learn, then, that if you take Christ out of Christianity, Christianity is dead.

– Charles Spurgeon –