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       George Whitefield
       1714-1770
      
       George Whitefield also known as George Whitfield, was an Anglican itinerant minister who helped spread the Great Awakening in Great Britain and, especially, in the British North American colonies.
      
       He was a very influential figure in the establishment of Methodism. He was famous for his preaching in America which was a significant part of an 18th century movement of Christian revivals, sometimes called "The Great Awakening."
      
       While explicitly affirming God's sole agency in salvation, Whitefield would freely offer the Gospel, saying near the end of most of his published sermons something like: "Come poor, lost, undone sinner, come just as you are to Christ"
      
       He died in the parsonage of Old South Presbyterian Church, Newburyport, Massachusetts on September 30, 1770. He was buried, according to his wishes, in a crypt under the pulpit of this church.


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Thus was the King and the Lord of glory judged by man's judgment, when manifest in flesh: far be it from any of his ministers to expect better treatment.

    Topics: Adversity

Too many, through want of prudence, are golden apprentices, silver journeymen, and copper masters.

    Topics: Apathy

The reason why the Son of God took upon him our nature, was, the fall of our first parents.

    Topics: Atonement

Although believers by nature, are far from God, and children of wrath, even as others, yet it is amazing to think how nigh they are brought to him again by the blood of Jesus Christ.

    Topics: Atonement

Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity, perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together, in religious societies, may not be one of the least.

    Topics: Christianity, Apathy

No, the religion of Jesus is a social religion.

    Topics: Christianity

Nothing is more generally known than our duties which belong to Christianity; and yet, how amazing is it, nothing is less practiced?

    Topics: Christianity

You see, my brethren, my heart is full; I could almost say it is too big to speak, and yet too big to be silent, without dropping a word to you.

    Topics: Compassion

If your souls were not immortal, and you in danger of losing them, I would not thus speak unto you; but the love of your souls constrains me to speak: methinks this would constrain me to speak unto you forever.

    Topics: Compassion, Evangelism

I am never better than when I am on the full stretch for God.

    Topics: Contentment

It is an undoubted truth that every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God; and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not of God.

    Topics: Doctrine, Holiness

I believe I never was more acceptable to my Master than when I was standing to teach those hearers in the open fieldsI now preach to ten times more people than I would if I had been confined to the churches.

    Topics: Evangelism, Preaching

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