George Müller (1805-1898) was a British preacher and director of Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England. He is known for his prayer life and utter dependence on God alone for the financial support of his ministry. In all, Müller supported over 1000 children in his orphanage and established over a hundred schools for educating children. Müller began his ministry connected to the Plymouth Brethren but found himself at odds with many teachings on doctrine and separation. In this book he shows his premillennial and dispensational background (p. 56), but also defends the current pietistic and mystic movements, “as true believers were contemptuously called in Germany” (p. 137). This autobiography is mostly a collection of entries into Müller’s diary and almost all of them are instances of how God supplied his financial needs through prayer alone, but these are also paralleled to the founding and running of the orphanage. Müller challenges the reader to follow the same path as his own but the reader will have to assess his own convictions in this manner.
Observations: One Hundred Years In Christian HistoryJune 1, 2016
Over the last 23 years that I have been writing this paper, and the last 50 years that I have been connected with Christian ministry, many things have come and gone and many things have changed. If I think of the men I’ve known, heard, sat under, or known about, you might say that I’ve […]
Why Do We Have Baptists in the First Place?December 2, 2015
In a day and age when Southern Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in America and Baptist churches are seemingly everywhere, it is easy to ask what Baptists are all about and even why are they so prevalent. There is no short answer but I think that a brief general account of their beginnings can […]
Church History: Where Do I Begin?October 5, 2015
In the previous issue of Aletheia I gave my explanation for why church history is necessary. I also mentioned that once we can agree that church history needs to be considered then we need to start asking how we are going to do this. I have been asked this simple question several times: where do […]