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       R. A. Torrey
       1856-1928
      
       Reuben Archer Torrey was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer. Held evangelistic meetings around the world with song leader Charlie Alexander. Called by D.L. Moody to head the Bible Institute of the Chicago Evangelization Society (now Moody Bible Institute); Dean of Bible Institute of Los Angeles; pastorates included Chicago Avenue Church (now Moody Memorial Church) and Church of the Open Door, Los Angeles.
      
       Besides his obvious gifts in all these areas, he was also a man of prayer, a student of the Bible, and an outstanding personal soul-winner. It is said that he daily read the Bible in four languages, having a good working knowledge of Greek and Hebrew. Some students of church history feel he did more to promote personal evangelism than any other one man since the days of the apostles. His prayer life has seldom been equaled in the annals of Christendom.
      
       Reuben A. Torrey wrote some forty books and his practical writings on the Holy Spirit, prayer, salvation, soul-winning, and evangelism are still favorites of many Christians.


    R.A. Torrey on:    

To win men to acceptance of Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord is the only reason Christians are left in this world.

    Topics: Evangelism

I would rather go to heaven alone than go to hell in company.

    Topics: Heaven, Hell

If you make a great deal of Christ, He will make a great deal of you; But it you make but little of Christ, He will make but little of you.

    Topics: Holiness

Cultivate prompt, exact, unquestioning, joyous obedience to every command that it is evident from its context applies to you. Be on the lookout for new orders from your King. Blessing lies in the direction of obedience to them. God's commands are but signboards that mark the road to present success and blessedness and to eternal glory.

    Topics: Obedience
    Source: How to Succeed in the Christian Life, Revell, 1975, p. 60.

We sometimes fear to bring our troubles to God, because they must seem small to Him who sitteth on the circle of the earth. But if they are large enough to vex and endanger our welfare, they are large enough to touch His heart of love.

    Topics: Prayer, Grace

The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came. Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have victory.

    Topics: Prayer, Perseverance, Victory

We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.

    Topics: Prayer

I prayed fifteen years for the conversion of my oldest brother. When he seemed to be getting further and further away from any hope of conversion, I prayed on.

    Topics: Prayer

Oh, men and women, pray through; pray through! Do not just begin to pray and pray a little while and throw up your hands and quit; but pray and pray and pray until God bends the heavens and comes down.

    Topics: Prayer, Women

If we then let the words of Christ abide in us, they will stir us up in prayer.

    Topics: Prayer, Christ

Triumphant prayer is almost impossible where there is neglect of the study of the Word of God.

    Topics: Prayer, Scripture

All that God is, and all that God has, is at the disposal of prayer. Prayer can do anything that God can do, and as God can do everything, prayer is omnipotent.

    Topics: Prayer

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