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Evangelism – being charged with extremism (enthusiasm)

August 6, 2009

Because I am in earnest,” (Rowland Hill) once said at Wot-
ton, “men call me an enthusiast. But I am not;
mine are the words of truth and soberness. “When I
first came into this part of the country, I was walking
on yonder hill ; I saw a gravel-pit fall in, and bury three
human beings alive. I lifted up my voice for help
so loud that I was heard in the town below, at a dis-
tance of a mile ; help came, and rescued two of the
poor sufferers. No one called me an enthusiast then ;
and when I see eternal destruction ready to fall upon
poor sinners, and about to entomb them irrecoverably
in an eternal mass of woe, and call aloud on them to
escape, shall I be called an enthusiast now ? No,
sinner, I am not an enthusiast in so doing : I call
on thee aloud to fly for refuge to the hope set before
thee in the gospel of Christ Jesus ;”

LADY HUNTINGTON AND HER FRIENDS;
OR, THE REVIVAL OF THE WORK OF GOD IN THE DAYS OF WESLEY, WHITEPIELD, ROMAINE, VENN, AND OTHERS THE LAST CENTURY.
COMPILED BY MRS. HELEN C. KNIGHT. PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,
, NEW YORK.
1966 p.252-253

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