Life and Work of Dwight L. Moody, the Great Evangelist of the Xixth Century; The Founder of Northfield Seminary, Mount Herman School for Boys and the Chicago Bible Institute

Life and Work of Dwight L. Moody, the Great Evangelist of the Xixth Century; The Founder of Northfield Seminary, Mount Herman School for Boys and the Chicago Bible Institute

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...' The year closed with a most memorable WATCH-NIGHT SERVICE. Long before the meeting-was to begin--nine P. M.--the building was crowded and so great was the pressure that several ladies fainted. Upwards of twelve thousand persons were present. Mr. Moody preached a very powerful sermon from the text I Kings, XVIII:21, "How long halt ye between two opinions?" Mr. Sankey sang, "Rejoice, be glad," and "Ninety and Nine." Mr. Moody then said he would turn the whole service into AN INQUIRY MEETING. "Here is Dr. Plummer," he said, "seventy-four years old. For fifty-five years he has been sitting at the feet of Jesus. I am going to put him on the witness stand and question him before you all. The doctor will take the pulpit." The venerable old man, with flowing white hair and beard, stepped forward, and Mr. Moody, assuming the attitude of an inquirer, presented one after another many of the difficulties and objections that are often made by those who are awakened to some sense of their need of a Savior. The doctor answered with wonderful force and felicity. These questions and answers were printed in tract form, and very widely circulated. We present just a few of them, somewhat condensed, but in the very words which were used. Mr. Moody: "What is conviction?" Dr. Plummer: "Conviction is a clear persuasion that a thing is true. Religious conviction is a clear, settled persuasion of five things: First, that I am ignorant and 'need instruction; second, that I am guilty, and deserve wrath and not pardon; third, that my heart is vile, and must be renewed; fourth, that my condition is miserable and that I am poor and naked, and blind and wretched; fifth, that I am...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783093
  • 9781236783097