George Whitefield

George Whitefield George Whitefield A Biography with special reference to his labors in America by Joseph BelcherThe excellent Matthew Henry has very truly said There are remains of great and good men which like El

  • Title: George Whitefield
  • Author: Joseph Belcher
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  • George Whitefield A Biography, with special reference to his labors in America by Joseph BelcherThe excellent Matthew Henry has very truly said, There are remains of great and good men, which, like Elijah s mantle, ought to be gathered up and preserved by the survivors their sayings, their writings, their examples that as their works follow them in the reward of them,George Whitefield A Biography, with special reference to his labors in America by Joseph BelcherThe excellent Matthew Henry has very truly said, There are remains of great and good men, which, like Elijah s mantle, ought to be gathered up and preserved by the survivors their sayings, their writings, their examples that as their works follow them in the reward of them, they may stay behind in the benefit of them Influenced by this and kindred sentiments, the compiler of this volume has devoted no small labor to gather from every source to which he could gain access, whatever appeared to him important to be known respecting the most distinguished uninspired preacher perhaps of any age or country Whatever may be the faults of the work, to use the language of the Rev Dr Campbell, one of the present pastors of Whitefield s churches in London, in reference to a short sketch he had himself prepared of our great evangelist, It will serve to bring him and his apostolic labors before the minds of vast multitudes of the rising generation, to whom both are all but unknown and this is far from unimportant Whatever tends to fix the minds of men afresh upon the character of Whitefield is, and it always will be, something gained to the cause of true religion The contemplation of that character is one of the most healthful exercises that can occupy a Christian heart, or a Christian understanding It is an admirable theme for ministerial meditation It tends equally to humble, to instruct, and to encourage to excite love to Christ, zeal for his glory, and compassion for the souls of men What Alexander and C sar, Charles XII of Sweden and Napoleon the first, are to those of the sons of men who have not yet ceased to learn war, that Whitefield and Wesley are to those who aspire to eminent usefulness as ministers and missionaries of the cross In the preparation of this memoir, the compiler has sought to collect together incidents which might interest and instruct, especially in connection with Whitefield s labors in America to present him as much as possible in his own dress and to use the facts of his life to excite and cherish his own spirit, so far as he had the spirit of Christ Facts reflecting on the reputation and feelings of others have been used only as the interests of truth seemed to demand.It would have been easy to place on almost every page an array of authorities, and to give here a long list of friends to whom the writer has been indebted for aid but the sole object of the volume is the honor of Christ in the salvation of men, and that this may be accomplished, we pray that the blessing of Heaven may rest upon it.

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      Joseph Belcher 1794 1859

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    1. This is a well-written stiil-readable mid-19th century pro-Calvinist biography of Whitefield. The author's approach is worshipful and yet there is a lot of good research here, despite the religious fervor. I was reading this as research for a two-part newspaper essay, and was thrilled to find that I could upload it to Google Play for free than listen to it being read to me using Test to Speech on my cellphone and Kindle. Whitefield would have loved knowing he is still a minor Christian celebrity [...]


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