OSWALD J. SMITH was born in 1889 in Ontario. At the age of sixteen he attended an evangelistic crusade held by R.A. Torrey and Charles Alexander, where he was saved. He later attended Bible college, eventually graduating from both college and seminary. Burdened for missions, Smith applied with a foreign missions board, but was turned down due to concerns about poor health, though he later went on to work in both the backwoods of Canada and the mountains of Kentucky, and then lived into his late nineties. In 1928 Smith started the Peoples Church, originally called the Cosmopolitan Tabernacle, in Toronto. In addition to his pastoral and missions works, he wrote 1200 poems and hymn lyrics, over 200 of which were set to music. Smith went home to be with his Lord in 1986.
Revival We Needby Oswald J. Smith, Molly Brown, Chuck Dean
It was in this atmosphere that these messages were born; and while the writing of them has occupied the five intervening years, they but breathe the spirit that then
Five years ago there came into my life a spiritual experience that revolutionized my work, and resulted in a Ministry characterized by some of the manifestations that usually accompany Revivals.
It was in this atmosphere that these messages were born; and while the writing of them has occupied the five intervening years, they but breathe the spirit that then prevailed.
May God through them reveal to His servants the shallowness apparent in so much of our Modern Evangelism, and turn them to that deep and abiding work of the Holy Spirit which will alone stand the test of divine fire!
Oswald J. Smith
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