Biographical Sketches of Eminent Itinerant Ministers Distinguished, for the Most Part, as Pioneers of Methodism Within the Bounds of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Classic Reprint)

Biographical Sketches of Eminent Itinerant Ministers Distinguished, for the Most Part, as Pioneers of Methodism Within the Bounds of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas O. Summers
     
 

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It is not the design of the present volume to encourage "hero-worship." There is a glorying in man which is denounced as idolatry, because it derogates from the glory of God. This we

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Excerpt from Biographical Sketches of Eminent Itinerant Ministers Distinguished, for the Most Part, as Pioneers of Methodism Within the Bounds of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South

It is not the design of the present volume to encourage "hero-worship." There is a glorying in man which is denounced as idolatry, because it derogates from the glory of God. This we would carefully avoid. And yet the apostle speaks of "the messengers of the Churches," as "the glory of Christ;" and as such, while living, they are to be "esteemed very highly in love for their work's sake," and surely when dead they ought not to be forgotten. "The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance."

"Let us praise famous men," says Sirach. "The Lord hath wrought great glory by them - leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent in their instructions - the glory of their times. There be of them that have left a name behind them, that their praises might be reported. Their bodies are buried in peace, but their name liveth for evermore. The people will tell of their wisdom, and the congregation will show forth their praise." But, says he, "Some there be who have no memorial, who are perished as though they had never been."

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ISBN-13:
9781331135111
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/11/2015
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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