The Life And Labors Of The Late Rev. William Stevens Balch; With An Outline Of His Writings And…

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byH. Slade

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. CHARACTER AS A PREACHER. In speaking of Mr. Balch as a preacher, let me sav as a first requisite that the work of the ministry constituted his chief delight, and was the leading purpose of his life, to which his whole soul was given. From the time he made the choice of it to the time of liis death he became fully consecrated to its service, never allowing outside business or personal ambition to interfere with the main object to which he sought to devote himself. If other matters engaged a portion of his time, yet none inconsistent with this, or to be made secondary to it for a moment. Every high and worthy cause awakened his interest and received some share of his attention, but never to the forgetfulness of his calling or the neglect of one of its duties. Peace, temperance, freedom, education, he spoke and wrote and labored for them, but no one ever identified him with either of these, or supposed him to forget the character or office of the Christian ministry. In talking, in reading, in journeying, in health and sickness, in labor and rest, his heart seemed ever to turn to it, and he could say, as did an apostle, "This one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and reaching forth to those which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." If this same apostle could say, "I am determined to know nothing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified," so Brother Balch could say, I am determined to know nothing among you save my preaching, and the application of it to the sins and sufferings of the world, and the promotion of truth and righteousness among men. He tells us himself that "from the time he entered the ministry he had given himself to it as to the first and chiefest...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. CHARACTER AS A PREACHER. In speaking of Mr. Balch as a preacher, let me sav as a first requisite that the work o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217941591

ISBN - 13:9780217941594

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