The American Evangelists, D.L. Moody and IRA D. Sankey; In Great Britain and Ireland

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Literary Collections - 184 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875. Excerpt: ... KILMARNOCK. 153 At Neilston, a town of four thousand six hundred inhabitants, nine miles from Glasgow, a meeting was held in the evening in the parish church, which was crowded in every part. A remarkable instance of the spirit of unity this revival has produced was afforded in the fact that while the established church minister presided, two others, the Rev. Mr. Ferguson, of the Free Church, and Rev. Mr. Clarke, of the United Presbyterian Church, Barrhead, took part in the service. This is much the same as if in England a Baptist and Methodist minister were to take part in a Church of England service simultaneously with the rector. Souls were quickened and converted. At the after meeting, which was held in the Free Church, upwards of three hundred met together as inquirers alter the way of salvation; and some were enabled to express the belief that they there passed from death to life. A choir of ladies from Glasgow assisted Mr. Sankey in the singing. In the Free Church Assembly at Edinburgh on May 26th, Sheriff Campbell said that the news from Ayrshire was very encouraging. The town of Kilmarnock, for which they had been praying much, had been visited by Messrs. Moody and Sankey, who did not take any part in the ordinary worship; but they had evangelistic meetings, and the result of these, and other meetings from the overflow of these congregations, was that they had upwards of two hundred inquirers in the inquiry-room. He was there amongst them and he never saw more promising cases of conversion. Those whom he spoke to were from fifteen to twenty-five years of age, and some older. All, as far as he could see, were persons who were most deeply impressed, and all that he spoke to before they parted said that they had given themselves to Christ. At Salteo...

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A former chapter president of the Long Island Pagans, John Hall has done time in the state pen, as well as Penn State, where he taught history, American studies, rhetoric, and mathematics. He also worked as bouncer, bartender, bookmaker, stonemason, professional gambler, law clerk, and freelance journalist. He has written over 400 syndicated opinion columns, which have appeared in over a dozen newspapers, including the Houston Post and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He has raised seven children, half the time as a single parent. He currently lives in a 127-year-old dilapidated farmhouse in the Appalachian Mountains, where he seeks what George Jean Nathan once described as the three essentials of life: reasonable well prepared food, a moderately alcoholic diet, and the amiable company of amiable women.

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