I’m always interested in biographies of English preachers and ministers, especially those whom we study or recognize on our UK tour each Spring. Morgan (1863-1945) was one of England’s greatest pulpiteers. This short volume was written by his grandchildren and their spouses in 2007 and is sadly disappointing. No doubt because of their close connection with Chicago Theological Seminary, the volume seems to me (a life-long reader of Morgan) to be a rewrite of this great man’s life to make him to be an advocate of women ministers (11, 21) and social justice (11); an equal to Harry Fosdick (15); an early user of lectio divina (24); a denier of a literal hell (48); and other such things. They don’t even mention that he was greatly influenced through the ministry of D.L. Moody in the UK, and when they mention the Northfield Conferences in which he participated with many American Fundamentalists, they only say that he was attempting to correct “dishonest use of biblical texts to justify preconceived beliefs” (24). I only take time with this to underscore our current need of guarding our good Christian history.
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]
Cross, Creation and also ProphecyFebruary 1, 2016
There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would […]
Anointing With OilMarch 28, 2015
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, […]