Bible Triumphs; A Jubilee Memorial For The British And Foreign Bible Society

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byThomas Timpson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1858. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. THE SECRETARIES OF THE BIBLE SOCIETY. MEMOIR OF THE REV. JOHN OWEN, M.A. The Rev. John Owen, the first Clerical Secretary of the Bible Society, was born in the year 1765, of parents distinguished for their piety. They attended the ministry of the gospel in London, at the Rev. Mr. Whitefield's Tabernacle, and frequently at Blackfriars Church, drawn thither by the energetic preaching of the Rev. Mr. Romaine. Mr. Owen's father was a man of prayer. He was a man of a missionary spirit; and this prompted him to pray by name for those who were labouring in preaching the gospel among the heathen. Not long before his death, which took place only about two years before that of his son, he said to a friend, that he had " been spending two hours in his retirement, praying for all the Missionaries of the several religious societies, by name." And, on his deathbed, he said to his son, "I have been a praying Missionary." With such a father, a lover of the Bible, he was " brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." " From a child, he knew the Holy Scriptures, which made him wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus." He manifested an inclination at an early period for the Christian ministry, and therefore his father sent him to St. Paul's School, London, and thence to Cambridge, where he obtained several prizes, and was chosen Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He became a popular preacher, possessing superior powers of oratory. Dr. Dealtry states, " that it was impossible to listen to his sermons without being impressed with the persuasion that he was a man of no common abilities, and of no ordinary character." These excellent qualifications attracted the notice of Bishop Porteus, of London, under whose patronage he accepted the curacy of Fulham, ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1858. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. THE SECRETARIES OF THE BIBLE SOCIETY. MEMOIR OF THE REV. JOHN OWEN, M.A. The Rev. John Owen, the first Clerical Secretary...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217444490

ISBN - 13:9780217444491

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