Spurgeon once interview a man for church membership. He checked with his previous church to see if he had been a member in good standing in the previous church. They informed Spurgeon they could not recommend him for membership because he "had too much of the flesh". Spurgeon got a measuring tape and measured himself and also the man who was applying for membership in Spurgeon's church. Lo and behold Spurgeon discovered he had "more of the flesh" than this other man. Needless to say this man was admitted to membership in Spurgeon's church.