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George Whitefield (September 30, 1770), also known as George Whitfield, was an English Anglican priest who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain, and especially in the British North American colonies.

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THIS DAY IN CHRISTIAN HISTORY: February 25 Looking back on the history of Christianity and the Church, we notice that it is sometimes violent, sometimes inspiring, shocking, tragic, comic, or just plain bizarre. It is certainly never dull. Our Christian heritage was passed down to us through blood, sweat and tears, but mostly by the faith of our fathers. The church age as we know it is coming to an end very soon. Be very blessed and informed as you read these brief notations on the successes and failures of Christianity throughout the ages. February 25, 616 (traditional date): Ethelbert, the first Christian English king and instigator of the first written code of British law, dies. February 25, 1095: Council of Rockingham begins, to settle the dispute whether Anselm could keep allegience to both the king and Pope Urban (one of two rival popes), whom the king declared he had not yet accepted. February 25, 1296:The papal bull (edict) “Clericis Laicos” forbade ecclesiastics to pay taxes to temporal power ...
George Whitefield (1714-1770), was an English Puritan who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain, and especially in the British North American colonies.
“If we once get above our Bibles and cease making the written Word of God our sole rule both as to faith and practice, we shall soon lie open to all manner of delusion and be in great danger of making shipwreck of faith and a good conscience.” George Whitefield
“Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground in silent or vocal prayer.” – George Whitefield
"If any here do expect fine preaching from me this day, they will, in all probability, go away disappointed. For I came not here to shoot over people's heads but, if the Lord shall be pleased to bless me, to reach their hearts." ~ George Whitefield 1747
Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches - George Whitefield
Why does my child have to do homework on George whitefield? I asked him what did the class do for…
Now on the shelf from The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield by Lawson. Sample:
"The faith you mention has doubtless its use in the world. I do not desire to see it diminished, nor would I desire to lessen it in any way; but I wish it were more productive of good works than I have generally seen it. I mean real good works, works of kindness, charity, mercy, and public spirit, not holy-day keeping, sermon-hearing, and reading, performing church ceremonies, or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments, despised even by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity" [Benjamin Franklin, 1753, letter to Rev. George Whitefield. Works, Vol. VII, p. 75]
Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again. -George Whitefield
Conditional Security I once heard a minister say about his church, “The only thing we knew about grace was that we could fall from it and that we probably would.” He must have grown up in a legalistic church. Unfortunately, there have been some like this in the Church of God. They really didn’t have a solid grasp of the grace of God and how God’s grace can save us and keep us to the end. On the other hand, there are people out there that teach a form of eternal security where a person remains saved no matter what they do after they believe. This too is unbiblical. Today I want to share a little bit about the security of the believer. And I want you to know that I do believe in security. I believe in real, soul-comforting security in Jesus Christ. I believe in security because the Bible teaches it (see Phil 1.6; Jude 1.24-25). I just don’t believe in unconditional security. I believe in conditional security—it is a real security in Christ, yet it can be abandoned by those who renounce Christ an ...
A lady once asked George Whitefield why he so often insisted on preaching on these words: "You must be born again." Whitefield replied, "Because, Madam, you must."
Black History FactPhillis Wheatley "Phillis Wheatley was the first black poet in America to publish a book. She was born around 1753 in West Africa and brought to New England in 1761, where John Wheatley of Boston purchased her as a gift for his wife. Although they brought her into the household as a slave, the Wheatleys took a great interest in Phillis's education. Many biographers have pointed to her precocity; Wheatley learned to read and write English by the age of nine, and she became familiar with Latin, Greek, the Bible, and selected classics at an early age. She began writing poetry at thirteen, modeling her work on the English poets of the time, particularly John Milton, Thomas Gray, and Alexander Pope. Her poem "On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield" was published as a broadside in cities such as Boston, New York, and Philadelphia and garnered Wheatley national acclaim. This poem was also printed in London. Over the next few years, she would print a number of broadsides elegizing promin ...
George Whitefield preach to 3000 people underneath this tree in 1740. Very cool to visit.
We are immortal till our work is done. -George Whitefield
God is love; and therefore, could our own wills, or the world, have made us happy, he never would have sent his own dear Son Jesus Christ to die and rise again, to deliver us from the power of them. But because they only torment, and cannot satisfy, therefore God bids us to renounce them. ~George Whitefield, Sermon on the Resurrection
Study your hearts as well as books. -- George Whitefield
This is a great true story! How Christians Should Disagree Years ago, in Great Britain, there were two key spiritual leaders in the evangelical church of that day, George Whitefield and John Wesley. John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist church. George Whitfield was the Billy Graham of that day, an incredible evangelist and preacher. These two great preachers had a big difference in theology. George Whitfield was a staunch Calvinist in his theology, strong on the sovereignty of God. Wesley was a staunch Armenian, strong on the free will of man to decide whether or not to receive the love of God and salvation in Jesus Christ. There began to be some division within the evangelicals of Great Britain. Knowing what these two spiritual giants believed, people began to fall into two camps. "One day, after Whitefield's death, John Wesley was timidly approached by one of the godly Christian sisters who had loved both Whitefield and himself: "' Dear Mr. Wesley, may I ask you a question' "' Yes, of course, mad ...
"How sweet is rest after fatigue! How sweet will heaven be when our journey is ended." ~George Whitefield
George Whitefield averaged about twenty sermons a week for thirty-four hours!
“People want to recommend themselves to God by their sincerity; they think, 'If we do all we can, if we are but sincere, Jesus Christ will have mercy on us.' But pray what is there in our sincerity to recommend us to God? ... therefore, if you depend on your sincerity for your salvation, your sincerity will *** you.” - George Whitefield
of that story if the warm frienship that existed between George Whitefield & Benjamin Franklin. Just fascinating !
"The fire is kindled in the country,&all the devils in *** shall notB able2quench it."George Whitefield (1714-1770) "This generation LORD"
George Whitefield heralds The of in the open air.
"The great and important duty which is incumbent on Christians, is to guard against all appearance of evil; to watch against the first risings in the heart to evil; and to have a guard upon our actions, that they may not be sinful, or so much as seem to be so." George Whitefield
No doubt [women of faith in the past] were reproached for His name’s sake, and accounted mad women; but they had a faith which enabled them at that time to overcome the world, and by which they climbed up to heaven. ~ George Whitefield
George Whitefield: God's Anointed Servant in the Great Revival of the Eighteenth Cen...
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George Whitefield: He confessed publicly the foolishness and mistakes of his earlier years. He confessed to a friend in 1741, “Our most holy thoughts are tinctured with sin, and want the atonement of the Mediator.” He cast himself on the free grace that he preached so powerfully: I am nothing, have nothing, and can do nothing without God. What although I may, like a polished sepulcher appear a little beautiful without, yet within I am full of pride, self-love and all manner of corruption. However, by the grace of God I am what I am, and if it should please God to make me instrumental to do the least good, not unto me, but unto him, be all the glory.
My prayer today is that God will make me an extraordinary christian. George whitefield
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"Well may the Devil and his servants rage horribly; their Kingdom is in danger" -George Whitefield
Let the name of Shennell Davis perish, but Christ be glorified! Thank you George Whitefield for such an appropriate status quote!
John the Baptist was replying to some of his disciples who had reported on the ministry of Jesus, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan - the one you testified about - well, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him” (John 3:26). The source of truly effective, authoritative spiritual ministry is God himself. Ordination services have their place, and can have a moving effect upon those involved. George Whitefield said of his ordination that he felt as if he had “received a commission from the Spirit Himself.” But human hands cannot make ministers of the word - they can only set apart those whom God has already appointed. The only indispensable ordination is from heaven. To recognize this truth is the death of envy and jealousy among those called to preach and blessed with response from the listening crowd. Envy was hardly a temptation for John, for he knew Jesus to be “the one who comes from heaven.” With other men it is different, and the carnal crowd are not ab ...
March 2 the church remembers two brothers who had a lasting influence on the church-John Wesley who died in 1791 and Charles Wesley who died in 1788. John Wesley was a Church of England cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. Wesley's writing and preaching provided the seed for the modern Methodist movement. Under Wesley's direction, Methodists became leaders in many social issues of the day, including the prison reform and abolitionism movements. Wesley held that, in this life, Christians could come to a state in which the love of God, or perfect love, reigned supreme in their hearts. He continually insisted on the general use of the means of grace (prayer, scripture, meditation, Holy Communion, etc.) as the means by which God sanctifies and transforms the believer. His maverick use of church policy put him at odds with man ...
"The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake." Amos 1:1 Throughout the Scriptures we see that God brings forth His mighty men from the unknown, the uneducated, the ordinary, the fishermen, the shepherds, and many walks of life that are not in the forefront of society, to accomplish unbelievable tasks and proclaim His message of truth. Amos was just such a man. A simple herdsman, a shepherd, and a tender of sycamore fruit. God reached out to the lonely hillside, to the shepherd and spoke to Amos. He had a message from God to man. As God so often does, He found a simple shepherd in obscurity. He chose Abraham to father the nation of Israel. He chose Moses as he was tending his flock on the backside of the desert in Midian, to lead the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage to Canaan. He reached out to the pasture of Bethlehem and foun ...
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. ~George Whitefield
Many people are asking, “Where is history heading?” A careful student of the Bible will be led to see that God controls the clock of destiny. Amid the world’s confusion, God’s omnipotent hand moves, working out His unchanging plan and purpose. Jesus Christ is coming to earth again. It is Christ who is in control, and He will determine the outcome. George Whitefield, the great English evangelist, said, “I am daily waiting for the coming of the Son of God.” But he did not sit down and do nothing. He burned out his life in proclaiming the Gospel of Christ. Daily Prayer Father, deliver me from slothfulness, keep me quickened to deliver Your message of salvation to everyone who will listen, until that day I die or You return again.
"I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees…This proved meat indeed and drink indeed to my soul." George Whitefield
"Be much in secret prayer. Converse less with man, and more with God." - George Whitefield
George Whitefield said: “The Christian world is in a deep sleep; nothing but a loud shout can awaken them out of it!”
God forbid that I should travel with anybody a quarter of an hour without speaking of Christ to them. George Whitefield.
The reason why congregations have been so dead is because they have dead men preaching to them. -George Whitefield
“Oh for a thousand lives to be spent in the service of Christ.” - George Whitefield
George North at outside centre showed that he has what it takes to make it in the midfield with an impressive performance!!
During October in 1740, George Whitefield spent a few days with Jonathan Edwards. I would have loved to have been 'a fly on the wall'!!!
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George Whitefield preached on being born again over and over. When asked why he preached that so often. He said because u must be born again
"Unloose my stammering tongue to tell of thy love immense, unsearchable." ~George Whitefield, 1736~
George Whitefield once was asked after preaching to masses: “How many people were saved?” He replied, “We’ll see 6 months to a year from now
Take care of your life and the Lord will take care of your death. . ~George Whitefield
Itinerant preaching is a practice that was once quite popular within American history. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, there were many itinerant preachers, mostly within the Methodist tradition. In fact, itinerant preachers were a key part of the Great Awakening that occurred in the United States. Itinerant preachers are those who would travel from church to church, preaching the Gospel message to various congregations. Sometimes they were known as "circuit riders" because there would be a circuit of churches they would continue to revisit. This was especially beneficial in many of the smaller, rural churches in the early colonial days of our nation's history. George Whitefield was an eighteenth-century itinerant preacher. It could be argued that he had one of the widest itinerant ministries in church history. By more conservative estimates, he preached over 18,000 sermons in his thirty-year ministry, and this does not include the nearly 12,000 talks he gave as well. I am especially drawn ...
George Whitefield "you can no more by your own power come to and believe in Christ, than Lazarus could come forth from the one can come unless the Father draw him."
George Whitefield was a dynamic, slightly cross-eyed Calvinist preacher and Americans made him a celebrity. Read.
So encouraging! Even George Whitefield felt inadequate and thought about relinquishing his ministry! Who is sufficient for these things?
It is God alone who can subdue and govern the unruly wills of sinful men. ~George Whitefield
Unless your hearts are free from worldly hopes and worldly fears, you will never speak boldly as you ought to speak. George Whitefield.
O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham, and believe whatever is revealed from God, though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son, and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections. George Whitefield
“Secure sinners must hear the thundering of Mount Sinai before we bring them to Mount Zion. Every minister should be a Boanerges, a son of thunder, as well as Barnabas, a son of consolation.” George Whitefield
" my great mortification, through continual vomiting, want of rest and of appetite, I have been reduced for some time to the short allowance of preaching only once a day, except Sundays, when I generally preach thrice."--George Whitefield
Let us pray that The Lord of the harvest gives raise up more preachers speaking an uncompromising Gospel! “Do not, therefore, put me off with frivolous excuses: there's no excuse can be given for your not coming to Christ. You are lost, undone, without him; and if he is not glorified in your salvation, he will be glorified in your destruction; if he does not come and make his abode in your hearts, you must take up an eternal abode with the devil and his angels. O that the Lord would be pleased to pass by some of you at this time! O that he may call you by his Spirit, and make you a willing people in this day of his power! For I know my calling will not do, unless he, by his efficacious grace, compel you to come in. O that you once felt what it is to receive Jesus Christ into your hearts! You would soon, like Zaccheus, give him everything. You do not love Christ, because you do not know him; you do not come to him, because you do not feel your want of him: you are whole, and not broken hearted; you are n ...
“If you are going to walk with Jesus Christ, you are going to be opposed. In our days, to be a true Christian is really to become a scandal." ~George Whitefield
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"Works! Works! A man get to heaven by works!? I would as soon think of climbing to the moon on a rope of sand!" - George …
George Whitefield, for such a time as this:. - from: Whitefield, G. (1999). Selected Sermons of George...
Looking for a few good men. “. . . that He will again raise up unto Himself certain young men whom He may use in this glorious employ [revival]. And what manner of men will they be? Men mighty in the Scriptures, their lives dominated by a sense of the greatness, the majesty and holiness of God, and their minds and hearts aglow with the great truths of the doctrines of grace. They will be men who have learned what it is to die to self, to human aims and personal ambitions; men who are willing to be ‘fools for Christ’s sake’, who will bear reproach and falsehood, who will labor and suffer, and whose supreme desire will be, not to gain earth’s accolades, but to win the Master’s approbation when they appear before His awesome judgment seat. They will be men who will preach with broken hearts and tear-filled eyes, and upon whose ministries God will grant an extraordinary effusion of the Holy Spirit, and who will witness ‘signs and wonders following’ in the transformation of multitudes of human ...
Martyn Lloyd-Jones documentary on the life and times of the 18th Century preacher George Whitefield.
Last month, I went to the Gwinnett Courthouse and began preaching the gospel as I usually do. There was an elderly woman named Gladys who stood and watched me with tears in her eyes. She told me, "It is refreshing to see that there are still men of God preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ." I was encouraged and taken back at her statement. As I pondered what she said, I began to realize that men like John Wesley, George Whitefield and countless others open-air preached all over the US. Today, open-air preaching is not only frowned upon, but considered bizarre. Our culture is very critical of Christianity and they have reason to be. Especially, when they see the lack of love and transparency that is in most of our churches. And there are even some Christians who consider open-air preaching to be the wrong method of reaching the lost. They would prefer the preaching of God's word to be done only in the walls of a building. However, Jesus called us to go out and reach the lost in the highways and byways. As ...
"A MUST READ" Street Preaching: The Public Proclamation Of The Gospel Many people today may not be used to seeing preaching outside of a church, but the form of evangelism known as street preaching, also known as open-air preaching, has existed by the mandate of God since Biblical times. What is Street Preaching? Street preaching can be defined as preaching the Word of God in the public arena so as to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who would never set foot in a church. Those who engage in preaching on the streets are called street preachers or open-air preachers. Normally, as can be derived from the name, these preachers deliver their sermons on public streets and sidewalks, in public parks, or other areas that are open to the general public. At times, street preachers may stand upon a stool or other object to be seen in large crowds. Additionally, depending on the noise level of the venue and the size of the crowd, a street preacher may use amplification to ensure that his voice will be heard a ...
Our English word "enthusiasm" comes from the Greek preposition "en", which means "in", and the derivative of the root "theo", which means god. The word originally was used to refer to divine inspiration, and men like George Whitefield and John Wesley were pejoratively called "enthusiasts" by their high-church, stuffy counterparts. May we filled with Spirit of God to proclaim the praises the King of Glory. This morning our team consisted of five evangelists. I had to go find batteries this morning, and while looking for a shop, I discovered this concentrated group of men near Guntur's vegetable market inside the bazaar (they are unskilled and semi-skilled coolie workers seeking day labor). We preached against the futility of idols, even warning all these Hindus that if you try to worship Jesus alongside other gods, you are not worshiping Jesus at all. Only mild angry response. Christians were encouraged; one man told us (among many others that audit our street preaching) that no one does this type of minis ...
One of the final major works by George Whitefield Chadwick, The Angel of Death was written in 1918. The symphonic poem was inspired by Daniel Chester French'...
Here's an excerpt from Steven Lawson's new book, The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield: to know Him more and more, for the more you know, the more you will love Him..." —George Whitefield
Dare 2B Daring – February 21, 2014 A daily devotional published by Risk Takers for Christ, Inc. (Permission granted to reprint with proper attribution.) “I know no other reason why Jesus has put me into the ministry, than because I am the chief of sinners, and therefore fittest to preach free grace to a world lying in the wicked one.” – George Whitefield To date – knock on wood – I have a clean criminal record. In fact, I have never received as much as a single speeding ticket. However, in the spirit of full disclosure, I did incur two parking tickets back in the early 1980’s. And yet, I have spent most of the past 30 years ministering to prisoners in hundreds of correctional institutions across the United States and Canada. Why? Because I can readily identify with murders, rapists, drug dealers and every other kind of criminal. You see, I am the chief of sinners. In fact, I have often said from the pulpit that I believe every verse in the Bible except one. That verse is I Timothy 1:15 ...
"I used to plead with Him to take me by the hand and lead me unhurt through this fiery furnace (of popularity). He heard my request and gave me to see the vanity of all commendations but His own." --George Whitefield
What was the First Great Awakening? What was the Second Great Awakening? S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries The First and Second Great Awakenings (c. 1735-1743 and c.1795-1830, respectively) were theologically significant in that they helped to shape Christian thinking by the intense revivalism they created. Each had leaders who were noteworthy in history, with Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield being two of the prominent names in the First Awakening (which was characterized by Calvinists), and Nathaniel Taylor and Charles Finney in the Second (far less Calvinistic and more closely attuned to the Arminian beliefs of many in the newly-formed United States). Whitefield and Edwards believed churches should be organized to be entirely distinct from New England governments. They preached that salvation was only of God and that humans did not possess any ability whatever toward salvation; it came only as a result of God's saving call. In other words, man's "righteousness" would not save ...
John Marrant, America's first black preacher 1755-1791 America's first black preacher, a missionary to the Cherokee, and an author, John Marrant lived a life of adventure and hardships to serve God. Born in 1755 in a free black family in New York, John Marrant's early life suggested nothing of the adventure his future would hold. His father died when he was four. He lived in several colonies with his mother and siblings for several years until he settled with an older sister's family in Charleston, SC, in 1766. At this time his sister sought to find a master to apprentice him to, but Marrant begged to take music lessons. Succumbing to his pleas, she enrolled him in a music school where he learned to play French horn and violin. By the time he was thirteen, Marrant was a sought-after musician for parties and dances. One evening on his way to a dance, a friend challenged him to go into a church where evangelist George Whitefield was preaching and blow his French horn to upset the meeting. As Marrant prepare ...
I think differently because I'm more concerned with Richard Allen and Nat Turner than I am with Charles Spurgeon and George Whitefield.
Black Christianity Before the Civil War: Christian History Timeline A Christian History timeline A. G. Miller 1619 Twenty slaves of African descent are sold in Jamestown, Virginia—the first Africans sold on American shores. 1701 The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) begins missionary work among Native Americans and, later, African slaves. Overall, this Anglican organization is not a success among either group. 1730 John Wesley comes to Georgia with the SPG as a missionary to the Native Americans and African slaves. When his missionary efforts prove ineffective, he returns to England. 1739-41 George Whitefield's preaching tour of the colonies inaugurates the Great Awakening. 1758 The first recorded black congregation organizes on the plantation of William Byrd, near Mecklenburg, Virginia. 1773 Black Baptists found a church on the plantation of George Galphin, at Silver Bluff, South Carolina; 1773 Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral is published ...
Just in case you're not familiar with "George Whitefield", this should help: WHITEFIELD, GEORGE (1714–1770) Revivalist and well-known evangelist of the eighteenth century Whitefield was born in Gloucester, England, where he received his early education. Later he entered Pembroke College, Oxford, where in exchange for tuition he served several more highly placed students. At Oxford he was befriended by John and Charles Wesley and became part of the Holy Club, a group of young men devoted to the regular practice of Christian duties. While at Oxford he experienced an evangelical conversion and became convinced of the absolute necessity of spiritual regeneration for salvation. After receiving ordination as a deacon in the Church of England in 1736, he began preaching on the necessity of the “New Birth.” When opposition to his preaching resulted in churches closing their doors to him, he began preaching wherever and whenever the opportunity presented itself, such as in meeting houses of religious societi ...
John Stott recounts the story of when the agnostic philosopher David Hume was seen rushing off to hear George Whitefield preach: A friend met him hurrying along a London street and asked him where he was going. Hume replied that he was going to hear George Whitefield preach. ‘But surely,’ his friend asked in astonishment, ‘you don’t believe what Whitefield preaches, do you?’ ‘No, I don’t,’ answered Hume, ‘but he does.’ Do people want to hear what you believe? Or is your belief in question as well?
George Whitefield was a famous English preacher who was associated with John and Charles Wesley. One of his oft used illustrations pictured a man approaching the gates of heaven and inquiring of Father Abraham, " Are there any Methodists here?" Abraham answer was, No. Well are there any Anglicans? Again the answer was, No. He asked about Catholics and Baptists and got the same reply. Finally, in exasperation he, asked, Just who is here? And Abraham replied, We have Christians here, that's all...
On this day in Christian History, 1738. George Whitefield sailed for Georgia on this day. He preached the gospel throughout the American colonies and was one of the key individuals behind the Great Awakening.
I like the London Baptist confession , The goals of The Founders ministry, John Calvin and the like. I affirm what you stand for and others here for we are in general agreement. I have a commitment to the truth reveled in the Word of God . I like the Baptist faith and message. However, The final guide in faith is the Bible . I have been Called a Calvinist and banned form speaking on the issue by certain voices . I am a student of church history and law. You can be my teacher and an influence . I have heard your preaching and pray for you I love the truth you bear witness to. My life and home is open to your heart. In my heart I feel we are the same (Jesus) some of my hero's of faith are Dietrich Bonhoeffeer, John Gill , John L Dagg, J. P. Boyce, John A Broadus, B H Carrol, Benjamin Keach , Andrew Fuller, Issac Backus, John Leland, Thomas J Nettles, jack Hyles , john R Rice, Oliver B Green, Lester Roloff , Jonathan Edwards, Thomas J Nettles, Martin Luther, George Whitefield, A W pink, Bi ...
See Excellent 3 Part Article on George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards written by Lex Loizides's on his Church History Blog Part 1 - 2 - 3 -
To suppose that whatever God requireth of us that we have power of ourselves to do, is to make the cross and grace of Jesus Christ of none effect." - John Owen "Man is nothing: he hath a free will to go to *** but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him to will and to do his good pleasure" - George Whitefield
On this day in 1724 Isaac Backus was born at Norwich, Connecticut. Converted at 17, during the Great Awakening, he allied himself with the revivalists who separated from the Congregational Church to form new congregations. He was at first a Separatist minister, but in 1756 he helped establish the First Baptist Church in Middleborough, Massachusetts, and he remained its pastor until his death. Backus was greatly influenced by the evangelistic preaching of George Whitefield and the theology of Jonathan Edwards. He went before the First Continental Congress in 1774 to speak on behalf of liberty of conscience for dissenters. He wrote a history of New England and many other works.
Wonderful morning! Took a field trip to visit the Old South Meeting House/First Presbyterian Church of Newburyport, MA, founded by Rev. George Whitefield and organized as a church in 1746. Worth the steep, chilly climb to the bell tower to take in the amazing view!
“Two days after my return from India, I left for our meetings at Dartmouth College, one of the oldest institutes of higher education in the United States. Founded in 1768 by a Congregational minister Eleazar Wheelock, it was cradled in the days of the Great Awakening when the famed Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield preached through great revivals across the country. It is interesting that skeptics attack a Christian faith for being anti-intellectual and other-worldly when most of the early educational institutions and hospitals were built by Christian people out their desires to live their lives in a manner that reflected God’s character and out of respect for the value He has placed upon every individual person. The fascinating thing is that while outwardly the attack upon Christianity continues, deep in their hearts the students are searching. For the first time in its history, Dartmouth’s Spaulding Auditorium was packed full for a “religious event.” In fact, people were lined up to get i ...
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing". Hymn originally by Charles Wesley, with adaptations from George Whitefield, William H. Cummings, and Felix Mendelssohn. Perfo...
Photo: George Whitefield had propelled the Methodist movement out of the church building and into the...
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"The greatest way to avoid Christ is to avoid the reality of sin." George Whitefield
Presenting at ASA today on Franklin's acoustical estimate for George Whitefield's crowds in London:
Presenting at ASA today on Benjamin Franklin's experiment and George Whitefield in London:
"...every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God; and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not of God.". George Whitefield
Bob Flaherty throwing himself into reading the Saul listening to George Whitefield scene from my novel on the radio this morning was a peak!
Self-righteousness is the last idol to be rooted out of the heart. ~George Whitefield
Add This: "A man's suffering times are his best improving times." -George Whitefield, 1714-1770
"May we chant forth the wonders of redeeming love and the riches of free grace." - George Whitefield
Let us, therefore, not be weary of well-doing; for we shall reap an eternal harvest of comfort, if we faint not. -Geor…
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'With what joy - joy unspeakable ... was my soul filled' - George Whitefield
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Let my name die everywhere, let even my friends forget me, if by that means the cause of Jesus may be promoted. -George Whitefield
“It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher” George Whitefield.
We are immortal until our work on earth is done.- George Whitefield (1714 – 1770)
"Having changed my linen (which I am obliged to do after every sermon, by reason of my prodigious sweating)…" TMI GEORGE WHITEFIELD, tmi.
"Who dares despair, when such mercies are daily poured on such a wretch as I am?" -- George Whitefield
George Whitefield's listeners would often remark that he spoke as one who loved them. Thanks Tony!
A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until yoe for the mark set before you, - George Whitefield
On this day in 1739 the English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter: 'Follow after, but do not run...
"With thankfulness would I set up my Ebenezer; for hitherto my God hath helped me." George Whitefield, 1754 [I Sam. 7:12]
Oh, that we had 10,000 men like George Whitefield.
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God give me a deep humility, a well-guided zeal, a burning love and a single eye... -George Whitefield
Everyday I smile and act like nothing's wrong, It's called putting evee for the mark set before you, - George Whitefield
“Far be it from me to confine the Almighty to one way of acting” – George Whitefield
You must be born again, and become new creatures, and have the spirit of Christ within you. - George Whitefield
If through Divine grace I have done anything praiseworthy, not unto me, not unto me, but unto God give all the glory! ~George Whitefield
The Process of PURITY PERSEVERANCE The Evangelical Revival in 1739 - 1791, with preachers like John Wesley and George Whitefield, was known for its teaching on holiness and was given the nickname the 'Holiness Revival'. It was marked by those who were convicted of their sin, surrendered to Christ, and therefore lived with purity of heart and life. Emerging from this was an understanding of 'social holiness' in the teaching of Wesley who understood that salvation was not only about heaven but also about loving God and loving people on earth. Wesley realised that holiness needed to be outworked in the community as a necessary part of church life. There is nothing like remembering that our pursuit of being Christ-like is not just about ourselves, but for others too. In Galatians 6:9, Paul encouraged believers 'Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.' Take Paul's words to heart today and resolve to continue submitting to the process of purity ...
. from one of my fav's George Whitefield.
Success is a state of mind, If you want success, start thinking of youe for the mark set before you, - George Whitefield
I am tired in the Lord's work, but not tired of it. . -- George Whitefield
I am greatly persuaded, that the generality of preachers talk of an unknown, unfelt Christ. . - George Whitefield
How many of us pray to be an "extraordinary success" in life, & how many of us pray, like George Whitefield, to be an "extraordinary saint"?
TIL Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield "both owned slaves, and Whitefield pushed for slavery’s introduction into early colonial Georgia"
Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies. Whitefield
"I was honored with having a few stones, dirt, rotten eggs, and pieces of dead cats thrown at me." -George Whitefield
In 1730 John Wesley 27,and his brother Charles 23 joined George Whitefield about 16 and formed a Holy Club of young men at Oxford University
The church is asleep. Only a loud voice will awaken it from its slumber. - George Whitefield
George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival - Volume I: Vo...
Today in 1739: The Anglican itinerant George Whitefield arrives at Lewes, Delaware.
If God had wished for George Whitefield or Billy Graham to be in your pulpit, he would have placed him there. --Bryan Chapell
God can send a nation or people no greater blessing than to give them faithful, sincere, and upright ministers. ~George Whitefield
Answers : a) Salvation can be attained by good, holy works; b) George Whitefield, John & Charles Wesley.
| What really happened was one day I decided to writee for the mark set before you, - George Whitefield
George Whitefield said, "We are all born Arminians." It is grace that turns us into Calvinists. - Charles Spurgeon
Satan will accuse me-my answer shall be, the Lord Jesus is my righteousness. -George Whitefield
How am I supposed to read about George Whitefield when has honored me with new music?
"Oct 28, 1739 "I have been engaged in writing my extempore sermon on the marriage at Cana" -- George Whitefield
George Whitefield, Confessional Protestant Whipping Boy my post from the Anxious Bench archive
"Other men may preach the gospel better than I, but no man can preach a better gospel." ~ George Whitefield
"It is better to wear out than to rust out." ~ George Whitefield
Eusebius was one of the most important person who influenced the early church. He wrote the church history. And he thought the unity and peace of church was crucial. He also argued that our history was a kind of training for us to have a relationship with God. In early church history days, there was an issue like salvation of the rich. Usually the appearance of the saved was depicted as the poor and needy in church culture. But, Constantine was considered as the person who received salvation with the grace of God. So some believed the rich started to think that they also can be saved by His Grace. After Constantine Times, the hope of recoming of Jesus was getting lower. But Eusebius praised the salvation of God with that trend going. Athanasius was the defendor of Nicea orthodox theology. He was the leader of four-century church. And he used the language of Coptic. He’s regarded as one of the low-class in Egyptian society. When he was young, he kept in touch with monks in desert. So he grew under the st ...
It's not enough to live off the mark of someone's life that they left in this world. Me, being a reader, have read about the greats of ministry in my mind: John Wesley, Smith Wigglesworth, John G. Lake, Lester Sumrall, Reinhard Bonnke, Rodney Howard-Browne, Leonard Ravenhill, George Whitefield, Kenneth Hagin, Steve Hill, Daniel Kolenda...the list goes on and on of some of my favorites that have carried such anointing. But that's not enough to read about them. We must be constantly seeking and searching and acting on the anointing that's been placed on our lives. There will never be another one of these men to walk the earth that's just like them, but there is one of you. One that God has anointed just like He did these men. It's up to us to stay so linked to God that we rise up in our anointing and calling, because one thing is sure. You can't ride the coat-tail of someone's must find your own in Christ.
   George Whitefield was a pioneer in the English Revival. He was born in 1714 in the Bell Inn at Gloucester and the youngest of seven siblings. His father died when Whitefield was two and his mother struggled for family survival. He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford and there he began to associate with the Wesley brothers in the ‘Holy Club’. In 1735, a book entitled The Life of God in the Soul of Man, written by a Scotsman, Henry Scougal, changed his entire outlook about salvation. This book convinced him and he converted at the age of 20. He was ordained deacon in 1736 by Dr. Benson and set sail for Georgia the following year. Whitefield was zealous for preaching and evangelism. In the very beginning of his ministry, Whitefield used to preach generally nine times a week. He was an eloquent preacher, so he was able to influence the royal family of Wales. “The famous actor David Garrick once said: ‘I would give a hundred guineas if I could say “Oh” like Mr Whitefield.’” During h ...
"Sincerity does not trump truth. After all, one can be sincerely wrong. But sincerity is indispensable to any truth we wish others to believe. There is something winsome, even irresistible, about a life lived with conviction. I am reminded of the Scottish philosopher and skeptic, David Hume, who was recognized among a crowd of those listening to the preaching of George Whitefield, the famed evangelist of the First Great Awakening: "I thought you didn't believe in the Gospel," someone asked. "I do not," Hume replied. Then, with a nod toward Whitefield, he added, "But he does." Larry Taunton
"Christians, you know not what trials you may meet with before you die: notwithstanding you may have suffered, and been tried much already, yet, it may be, a greater measure is still behind, which you are to fill up. “Be not high-minded, but fear.” Our last trials, in all probability, will be the greatest: and we can never say our warfare is accomplished, or our trials finished, till we bow down our heads, and give up the ghost." Whitefield, G. (1999). Selected Sermons of George Whitefield. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc. - via Logos 5
Granted. There were wrongheaded parts, but much of it was led by men like Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, and the like who
Pastor Ron's Daily Devotional: The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION God promises salvation to everyone who accepts it. When you confess your sins and are sorry for them, and when you believe that Jesus died for your sins, you will be saved from the punishment you deserve. God looks at you as though you have never sinned, and he gives you eternal life in heaven. ✞ ✞ ✞ (George Whitefield) And now let me address all of you, high and low, rich and poor, one with another, to accept of mercy and grace while it is offered to you; Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation; and will you not accept it, now it is offered unto you? (Kirk Cameron) I came all this way for a reason. Today is the day of salvation. Trust Jesus to save you. Then be sincere as God knows a pretender. (William Booth) I must assert in the most unqualified way that it is primarily and mainly for the sake of saving the soul that I s ...
Benjamin Franklin was a dear friend of George Whitefield the popular revivalist of the First Great Awakening. Even though Mr. Franklin never gave signs that he embraced the truth of the Gospel, he spoke of the change that occurred in Philadelphia as a result of the revival. I am reading "A God-Sized Vision" in which Mr. Franklin is quoted as saying: “It was wonderful to see the change soon made in the manners of our inhabitants. From being thoughtless or indifferent about religion, it seem’d as if all the world were growing religious, so that one could not walk thro’ the town in an evening without hearing psalms sung in different families of every street.” - from "A Benjamin Franklin Reader" by Walter Isaacson, ed.,
A QUOTE FOR PREACHERS:. "Speak every time, my dear brother, as if it were your last..." [George Whitefield]
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George Whitefield campaigned 4 relegistalition of slavery in Goergia after was outlawed in 1749-Reason-to build orphanages
"“God has two homes, one in heaven, the other in the lowest heart.” George Whitefield"
George Whitefield - began to preach at age 21 and was one of the greatest preachers of the 1700s.
"It is very possible the heart may have much joy floating on the top of it, and yet be as hard as the nether millstone" (George Whitefield).
like how people were flocking to hear George Whitefield preach. Travel the whole globe for good preaching as missionary! (2/2)
"Is a dead man fit to bring others to life?" - George Whitefield
George Whitefield Spread Anglican religion to America, especially in major cities. He helped start the Great …
George Whitefield's thumb is in the Methodist Archives at Drew University. Learned this recently. Thought I'd share.
The reason why the Son of God took upon him our nature, was, the fall of our first parents. -George Whitefield
"When in the business of life, be much in prayer, sending short letters to heaven – they will reach the very heart of God"~George Whitefield
By the time George Whitefield died @ age 55, he had preached 30,000 sermons. Let's not waste our lives, brothers.
George Whitefield said Manziel was at 5 going into this game. What you think he's at now?!?!
when you going to see George Whitefield Jr ?
I loved all of whatsoever denomination, who loved the Lord Jesus in sincerity of heart. George Whitefield (RT
"The Seed of the Woman, and the Seed of the Serpent" - George Whitefield
(7) This is something quite extraordinary. You remember the biographies of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield,
Oh let us continually keep faith in exercise, till it be entirely swallowed up in the boundless ocean of beatific vision. George Whitefield
excerpt from George Whitefield by Arnold Dallimore. We all can learn a thing or two from this!
George Whitefield invariably answered, "let the name of Whitefield perish, but Christ be glorified!" -
When urged by friends to reply to certain false accusations, lest he be lastingly stigmatized, George Whitefield replied,
Why does this history book say that George Whitefield was cross-eyed?? 😂😂😂😂
Nothing but a loud voice can awaken them out of it. - GEORGE WHITEFIELD (1714-1770)
Enjoying Arnold Dallimore's bio of George Whitefield! What a man he was.
"Hasten that time, O Lord, when we shall join the heavenly choir that is now about Thy throne!". -George Whitefield
Congregations are dead because dead men are preaching to them. George Whitefield. What a warning to us my dear fellow mi…
See what cowards sin makes us. If we knew no sin, we should know no fear - George Whitefield
The only thing I learned in history today is about a guy named George Whitefield who was slightly crosseyed..
"I would have my worldly affairs so ordered, that let death come when it will, I may have nothing to do but to die" George Whitefield (1750)
pretty amazing nonsense about Edwards & George Whitefield & the New Lights in Bavinck's dogmatics
Be humble, talk little, and pray much. George Whitefield
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"Let not the fires of eternity be kindled against you! " ~George Whitefield .
6. How many people did George Whitefield end up converting in his outdoor sermons? Did anyone protest?
Myth: Calvinists don't evangelize. TRUTH: Some of the best were Calvinist-->William Carey, George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon, etc.
"I love all that love the Lord Jesus Christ." -George Whitefield
I am never better than when I am on the full stretch for God - George Whitefield
up my heart to pray against spiritual pride...and He kept me humbled before Him - George Whitefield
A true faith in Jesus Christ will not suffer us to be idle. No, it is an active, lively, restless principle. (George Whitefield)
Jesus working:)!: My son Kenneth's dorm room at Univ of Penn is Rigth on top of George Whitefield's statue
"I will not be a velvet-mouthed preacher!" --George Whitefield // listening 2 a msg on the ministry of George Whitefield
Fun fact: George Whitefield and I have the same birthday (Old Style)
God has condescended to become an author, and yet people will not read his writings. ~George Whitefield.
Listening to biographical sermon on George Whitefield. It has affected me greatly. An edifying testimony to the glory of God
Preparation for Sunday at Read George Whitefield's sermon on "The Great Duty of Family Religion."
'Let my name be forgotten, let me be trodden under the feet of all men, if Jesus may thereby be glorified' - George Whitefield
...worldly-mindedness so easily and craftily besets the hearts of men. -George Whitefield 1
Trying to decipher what George Whitefield's looking at. Hmmm
20 is middle passage 22 is the great awaking 23 johathan & george whitefield 24 the French and India war .
"Oh, that I had 100 tongues and lives, they should all be employed for my dear Lord Jesus." George Whitefield
But I think it best not to dispute when there is no probability of convincing. ~George Whitefield
My brethren, if you were left to yourselves, you would be overcome by every temptation with which you are beset. -George Whitefield 2
Walking with God implies that the...power of the enmity of a person's heart be taken away by the blessed Spirit of God -George Whitefield 1
Aug 14, 1739 "Our extremity is God's opportunity!" George Whitefield's words reflect an implant biblical truth. Bring on the extremity!
"If I see a man who loves the Lord Jesus in sincerity, I am not very solicitous to what communion he belongs." – George Whitefield
George Whitefield - I can preach without a cassock, but I cannot preach without a character.
�To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers� George Whitefield
(pt 2)"They fill my soul with a holy fire & afford me great confidence in God my Saviour". - George Whitefield,
In 1747 George Whitefield was in MD & wrote: "Amazing love! Maryland is yielding converts to the blessed Jesus." Do it again in 2013, Lord!
If we deny the teaching of divine election, we must, partly at least, glory in ourselves." George Whitefield
The Almost Christian, Illustrated Agrippa replied to Paul, 'In a short time you will persuade me to become a Christian' (Acts 26:28). Jean Jacques Rousseau, one of the two greatest and most influential writers of the 18th century Enlightenment (the other being Francois-Marie Voltaire), the one who ushered in the Romantic period of literature with his Julie, ou la Nouvelle Héloïse, published in 1761, was born in Geneva in 1712. He, therefore, was a contemporary of Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, and George Whitefield. He was reared in a Calvinistic home (his grandfather was a Calvinist pastor) and attended church regularly as a child. He no doubt knew his Calvinistic doctrine well. As he grew into adulthood he became sexually promiscuous, living for many years with his mistress, Thérèse Lavasseur. He had other women as well. He abandoned, to an asylum, all five of his children born to him by his mistress, saying that he was much too important and busy writing books and composing music to care adequately ...
"He seems never weary of saying something about Jesus." - J.C. Ryle of George Whitefield
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"The Lord, the everlasting God, is your righteousness." George Whitefield
Daniel and George Whitefield prayed three times a day at morning noon and night.What might God do if we prayed just like them?
"I now preach to ten times more people than I would if I had been confined to the churches." - George Whitefield
John Wesley - Founder of Methodism Quote: "I felt I did trust in Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me, that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death." By the time of his death, John Wesley (1703 - 1791) was recognized for his contribution both to England's religious atmosphere and to the social and economic milieu. For Wesley, social involvement was intrinsically tied to evangelistic outreach; thus prison reform, employment assistance, poverty relief, and antislavery were natural aspects of early Methodism. In his early twenties, he decided to enter the ministry, but was shocked that those preparing for holy orders lived a frivolous and degraded lifestyle. Out of Oxford's worldly atmosphere, John, his brother Charles, and their friend George Whitefield established the "Holy Club," an accountability group committed to spiritual disciplines and good works. Wesley later journeyed to Georgia to minister to the colonists and Indians, but neither wer ...
"I tell you that an unapplied Christ is no Christ at all." George Whitefield
We're all born Arminian's but born again Calvinist's- George Whitefield
"America will be a great nation." -George Whitefield prophesying over 100 years ago.
7/4/2013-Evening Soup for Your Soul. Although George Whitefield disagreed with John Wesley on some theological...
The friend who always makes excuses for your sins is rather closer to being your enemy than friend. ~George Whitefield
For it pleased God, after he had made all things by the word of his power, to create man after his own image. George Whitefield 
"Lord, if I am going to be like thee some day, help me to be like thee today." ~ George Whitefield
The great preacher of a past generation, George Whitefield, illustrated salvation thusly:  A man is hanging by the rope from a precipice of a huge cliff; a rainstorm is washing the  dirt and gravel off the cliff in torrents. The man is swinging wildly over a five hundred  foot abyss, clinging to a wet, slippery rope about thirty feet long. As each lightning flash  illuminates his terrible predicament, he slips one or two inches nearer the end of the  rope, swinging now toward the cliff and then away from it, in a effort to get a toe-hold on  the slippery rocks. With only inches left on the rope, the Angel of the Lord suddenly  appears in darkness, standing calmly in midair. He speaks to the doomed wretch:  "Dost thou believe that I am able to save thee?"  "Yes, yes. My God Yes!" screams the terrified man.  "All right," says the Angel, let go!"  Well you either trust Him or you don't. And since 95% of educators, doctors, scientists,  psychiatrists, lawyers and politicians don't, they will go on ...
Newfoundland chaplain writes about moving toward the battle lines: The Newfoundlander, George Whitefield Ridou...
"We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs." . ~ George Whitefield
"We are immortal until our work in Earth is done" -George Whitefield
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Fantastic tips from George Whitefield (1714-1770) on how to listen to a sermon:
THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD History of the Doctrine of Evangelism Evangelism is the proclamation of the good news. That good news can be briefly summarized in four biblical ideas: (1) the holiness of our creator God; (2) our sinful human rebellion against our purpose to know God; (3) the gracious action of God in Christ to atone for our sins; and (4) the call to repent and trust in the Savior, Jesus Christ. Our evangelism is the means which the Holy Spirit uses to convert the lost. The early centuries of the church were times of great evangelism. It is estimated that by 300 over ten percent of the world's population professed Christianity. In the Middle Ages, the "conversion" of pagan tribes was often accomplished by conquering them. The Great Awakening of the eighteenth century saw the rise of "evangelists" as we think of them today—John Wesley, George Whitefield, Howel Harris, and Gilbert Tennent. The nineteenth century brought another "awakening" in America which included the evangelistic work of Timoth ...
No amount of money or oratorical brilliance can move Yahweh’s hand except raw prayer stamina. Don’t loose your prayer stamina May the prayer mantles of Martin Luther who prayed 3HRS DAILY & John Wesley who prayed 2HRS DAILY & CHARLES FINNEY & Jonathan Edwards & WATCHMAN KNEE & Evan Roberts & Smith Wigglesworth & George Whitefield & John G. Lake & John Knox & Brainerd & Father Nash & Father Clary who prayed for over 24hrs for divine intervention which was triggered be activated on us. PROPHET DIALLO.
"The greatest evangelists this world has ever known have been men who have believed in the sovereign, free election of God. Let us not forget that! Two of the greatest evangelists that England has ever produced have been George Whitefield and Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and they both preached and believed in unconditional election. They said that no man is saved unless God has chosen him and set him apart for Himself -- the doctrine of Romans 9 -- yet they were two men who were indefatigable as evangelists, urging men and women to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. The same thing can be said of others in other countries: Howell Harris and Daniel Rowland in Wales; Jonathan Edwards in America, Samuel Davies, the writer of many hymns, and David Brainerd, who evangelized the Indians. All these men held this high doctrine of election, but they were indefatigable in their evangelism and in their praying. But here is another interesting thing. The founders of the great missionary enterprise, the modern missionary mo ...
A Letter from George Whitefield to the Rev. Mr. John Wesley IN ANSWER TO MR. WESLEY'S SERMON ENTITLED "Free Grace" "But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed" (Gal. 2:11). (Iain Murray has written an excellent article explaining the historical background of this exchange between Whitefield and Wesley.) PREFACE am very well aware what different effects publishing this letter against the dear Mr. Wesley's Sermon will produce. Many of my friends who are strenuous advocates for universal redemption will immediately be offended. Many who are zealous on the other side will be much rejoiced. They who are lukewarm on both sides and are carried away with carnal reasoning will wish this matter had never been brought under debate. The reasons I have given at the beginning of the letter, I think are sufficient to satisfy all of my conduct herein. I desire therefore that they who hold election would not triumph, or make a party on one hand (for I detest any such thing ...
THE MORE RECENT CHURCH Not only did the early Church teach that the Church would face Antichrist, and that Christ would return at the beginning of the Millennium, but in all of Church history, there never has been a pre-tribulation rapture teaching, until Edward Irving writes of it in the 1830s A.D. ---The pre-trib rapture teaching is a British-American invention which is only about 180 years old (and the mid-trib teaching is even more recent). Some of our grandparents could have heard the pre-trib teaching for the very first time. -- It is a brand new teaching compared to the age of Christianity. Outstanding Bible Teachers in subsequent generations of Church history, who taught that the Church would encounter the persecution of the Antichrist here on earth before the Second Coming, include : John Calvin, Martin Luther, John Knox, John Bunyan, Isaac Newton, George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon, Charles Hodge, Henry Alford, J.Sidlow Baxter, F.F. Bruce, Thomas Chalmers, Adam Clarke, Jonathan Edwards, Jim Ell ...
"Divine Unction " a major component missing in much of today's preaching. It was said of George Whitefield, "that at every place on the road, pulpits whether inside or in the Open-air, divine unction always attended his preaching."
Last week John challenged the congregation to read good Christian biographies. Reading and discussing the lives of faithful believers can give both children and adults footprints to follow as we run the race of faith. Here is a list of 20 biographies John has either enjoyed reading or have come to him by recommendation. They are not listed in any particular order. 1. “George Whitefield: God's anointed servant in the great revival of the 18th century” by Arnold A. Dallimore. 2. “John Newton: From disgrace to amazing grace,” by Jonathan Aitken 3. “Unbroken: A World War 2 story of survival, resilience, and redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand 4. “Bonheoffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy,” by Eric Metaxas 5. “Bruchko" by Bruce Olson 6. “Through Gates of Splendor” by Elisabeth Elliot 7. "To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson" by Courtney Anderson 8. "Peace Child" by Don Richardson 9. "Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret" by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor 10. "Heavenly man" by Paul Hattaway ...
Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity LARRY ALEX TAUNTONJUN 6 2013, 8:07 AM ET Left, the pastor George Whitefield; right, the philosopher David Hume (Wikimedia Commons) "Church became all about ceremony, handholding, and kumbaya," Phil said with a look of disgust. "I missed my old youth pastor. He actually knew the Bible." I have known a lot of atheists. The late Christopher Hitchens was a friend with whom I debated, road tripped, and even had a lengthy private Bible study. I have moderated Richard Dawkins and, on occasion, clashed with him. And I have listened for hours to the (often unsettling) arguments of Peter Singer and a whole host of others like him. These men are some of the public faces of the so-called "New Atheism," and when Christians think about the subject -- if they think about it at all -- it is this sort of atheist who comes to mind: men whose unbelief is, as Dawkins once proudly put it, "militant." But Phil, the atheist college student who had come to my offic ...
Nothing is more generally known than our duties which belong to Christianity; and yet, how amazing is it, nothing is less practiced? ~ George Whitefield
George Whitefield: Isaiah 54:5, "For thy Maker is thy Husband." Although believers by nature, are far from God, and children of wrath, even as others, yet it is amazing to think how nigh they are brought to him again by the blood of Jesus Christ.  Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of any man living, fully to conceive, the nearness and dearness of that relation, in which they stand to their common head.  He is not ashamed to call them brethren. Behold, says the blessed Jesus in the days of his flesh,"my mother and my brethren." And again after his resurrection, "go tell my brethren." Nay sometimes he is pleased to term believers his friends. "Henceforth call I you no longer servants, but friends." "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth."  And what is a friend? Why there is a friend that is nearer than a brother, nay as near as one's own soul. And "thy friend, (says God in the book of Deuteronomy) which is as thy own soul."  Kind and endearing applications these, that undoub ...
One of the most successful and fruitful students of the BCW is the German Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. I will never forget the story he told us one day as we were sitting for dinner. He had just graduated from the Bible College and had a free day, so he decided to spend it in London to take in the sights. He got on one of these double-decked buses and as the bus was moving along, all of a sudden, he felt the Holy Spirit say to him – “Get off this bus”. So he obeyed the prompting and he found himself just walking along one of the streets of London, and not sure where he was. Then he came upon a plaque on a gate of a house and it read “George Jeffreys”. He thought to himself if this could be the house of the great George Jeffreys, the man who shook England in the 1920’s and 30’s. George Jeffreys was considered England’s greatest evangelist, after John Wesley and George Whitefield. Reinhard was unsure and it was then that the Holy Spirit said to him- “You will never know if you don’t ask ...
Why You Should Read the Puritans The great eighteenth-century revivalist, George Whitefield, wrote: The Puritans [were] burning and shining lights. When cast out by the black Bartholomew Act, and driven from their respective charges to preach in barns and fields, in the highways and hedges, they in a special manner wrote and preached as men having authority. Though dead, by their writings they yet speak: a peculiar unction attends them to this very hour (Works, 4:306-307). Whitefield went on to predict that Puritan writings would continue to be resurrected until the end of time due to their scriptural spirituality. Today, we are living in such a time. Interest in Puritan books has seldom been more intense. In the last fifty years, 150 Puritan authors and nearly 700 Puritan titles have been brought back into print. Puritan literature has so multiplied that few book lovers can afford to purchase all that is being published. What books should you buy?Where can you find a brief summary of each Puritan work an ...
How does belief in Divine Sovereignty and Predestination affect our evangelism and sharing of the gospel? One of the greatest evangelists ever to set foot on American soil was George Whitefield. Read carefully the following quote and note his pleading with sinners. I offer you salvation this day; the door of mercy is not yet shut, there does yet remain a sacrifice for sin, for all that will accept of the Lord Jesus Christ. He will embrace you in the arms of his love. O turn to him, turn in a sense of your own unworthiness; tell him how polluted you are, how vile, and be not faithless, but believing. Why fear ye that the Lord Jesus Christ will not accept of you? Your sins will be no hindrance, your unworthiness no hindrance; if your own corrupt hearts do not keep you back nothing will hinder Christ from receiving of you. He loves to see poor sinners coming to him, he is pleased to see them lie at his feet pleading his promises; and if you thus come to Christ, he will not send you away without his Spirit; . ...
We may need to follow the examples of those preachers, who stood to preach the gospel of Christ without talking about their own affairs, and without using enticing words of man's wisdom. I mean those men that followed the example of the apostles as they preached and their hearers being pricked in their hearts, said, 'what shall we do to be saved?' (Acts 2:37). I pray God to enable us to follow after the examples of these men. O i must remember them for they have greatly influenced me: George Whitefield, Charles Finney, the Wesleys, Billy Graham, A. W. Tozer, John Oxtoby, Smith Wigglesworth, Oswald J Smith, Charles Spurgeon, the Puritans, William Gurnall, David Wilkerson, D L Moody, Leonard Ravenhill, Adrian Rogers, and how can i forget Paul Washer in my own generation. They all have pointed me to Christ, that i may receive as apostle Paul did, and be taught of the mystery of the kingdom of God. "Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should" obtain from Christ my Lo ...   10% Off
America’s Great Awakenings Early American colonists began their life in the "new world" with dreams of religious freedom. Because of their influence on following generations, the United States has been marked by periods of increased spiritual fervor, many of which have transcended denominational, racial, and gender barriers while subsequently impacting the country's social and political climate.First Great Awakening The roots of America's First Great Awakening can be traced to European Christians in the early 18th century, particularly among splinter groups that emerged from the Protestant Reformation, such as the Moravians, German Lutherans, and Anabaptists. In England, individuals such as George Whitefield and John and Charles Wesley helped initiate the beginnings of the Great Awakening through their emphasis on the deeper spiritual life as outlined in New Testament Christianity. In addition to their message, their effectiveness was due, in part, to their itinerant preaching in fields and other open-a ...
Some people are more afraid of pimples on their face than rottenness in their hearts". - George Whitefield
There is not a thing on the face of the earth that I abhor so much as idleness or idle people. George Whitefield
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