#Christian #Spiritual #Jesus “Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again.”-- George Whitefield . On this day, May 3rd in 1738, George Whitefield (pronounced Whitfield) arrived in the American Colonies on the first of his seven trips wherein he would become the most popular religious figure of his day, and possibly the most significant character in colonial religious history. 02. Christian tradition finds meaning in each of these mysterious monikers. It’s Complicated. Already a subscriber? Daniel Wadsworth, the pastor of the First Church of Hartford records for us in his diary that he heard the revivalist preach twice that day, both in Hartford in the morning and here in Wethersfield in the afternoon. The pulpit that graces the meeting house of the First Church of Christ in Wethersfield was preserved from the second meetinghouse which served the church and community from the 1680’s until the 1760’s. George Whitefield is a biography of the great preacher of the 18th century evangelical revival written with an urgent message for the present day. [U.S.]), Church of England evangelist who by his popular preaching stimulated the 18th-century Protestant revival throughout Britain and the British American colonies. In observing this anniversary, we can recover both his historical impact and his evangelical message. Get the best from CT editors, delivered straight to your inbox! This month [December] marks the tricentennial of the birth of the most famous man in America before the Revolution. I’ll allow Whitefield the last word…. First, he mastered the period’s new media. George Whitefield was born in 1714 in Gloucester, England. He loved reading and acting, so he entered Oxford. 50. Whitefield’s accomplishments were staggering. George Whitefield was a preacher and public figure who led many revival meetings both in England and the American colonies. The rest covered the costs of traveling throughout Britain and America. Whitefield confessed to his struggles with the “fiery trial of popularity” and the temptations of arrogance and self-indulgence. However it’s unlikely that our meetinghouse is where Whitefield actually preached in late October of 1740. His voice would boom across the fields. This tavern, of which his father was proprietor, located in a rough neighborhood, was his childhood home. Christianity Today strengthens the church by richly communicating the breadth of the true, good, and beautiful gospel. Despite the itinerant preacher’s overwhelming success and popularity among the people, many ministers didn’t quite know what to make of him. Log in to continue reading. Magi, Wise Men, or Kings? Sarah A. Schnitker, Jay Medenwaldt, and Lizzy Davis. When A Word Is Worth A Thousand Complaints (and When It Isn’t), Why There Are So Many ‘Miraculous’ Stories of Bibles Surviving Disaster. Font. Subscribers receive full access to the archives. By 1747, both colony and orphanage were suffering economically. Largely forgotten today, George Whitefield was probably the most famous religious figure of the eighteenth century. Show footnotes. we must be converted and become as little children. The First Church of Christ, Wethersfield, CT. A Shepard and his Flock: Counting Chairs and Tracking Down Apprentices at the Wethersfield Historical Society, A Birds-eye View of Wethersfield's History, A Brief History of Wethersfield United Methodist Church, Childhood Memories of the Wethersfield Homefront, Francesco A. Lentini – Three-Legged Wonder, History of Public Libraries in Wethersfield, One Branch of the Josiah Willard Family of Wethersfield, Religion in Glastonbury: the Congregationalists, Still Fighting Fires After All These Years, The Chesters of Blaby Leicestershire England, The Eel-Catcher’s Travels: Robert Seeley 1602-1667, The Welles Family and the Establishment of Newington, Thomas Hickey: George Washington's Wethersfield Kidnapper, Wethersfield in the Civil War by Wes Christensen, Wethersfield: The Cradle of American Seed Companies, Wethersfield's Homebuilders: 1940s and Beyond, William W. Anderson Veteran of the Allied Invasion of Normandy June 6. However even a cursory look at his youth will reveal that the man was painfully ordinary, an unlikely candidate for the role he would eventually play. George Whitefield was born in the Bell Tavern, Gloucester. Cultivating a vast network of newspaper publicity, printers and letter-writing correspondents, Whitefield used all means available to get the word out. Bible Version. Walking with God. Whitefield When George Whitefield left England in 1739, he was the recognized leader of the evangelical awakening, and he entrusted his thousands of followers to John Wesley’s care. Nathan Cole reports that that on the following day Mr. Whitefield preached in Middletown from a scaffold before “some thousands” of people. Why Putting Christ Back in Christmas Is Not Enough, The Apostle Paul and His Times: Christian History Timeline, Origins of American Awakenings in New England & the Middle Colonies. Subscribe to CT to continue reading this article from the archives. George Whitefield's influence was so profound, that when there was a threatened war with Spain and France, Ben Franklin drafted and printed a General Fast for Pennsylvania, December 12, 1747: "As the calamities of a bloody War, in which our Nation is now engaged, … Life Death. George Whitefield was an Anglican priest and powerful orator with charismatic appeal. Was he just an evangelical salesman, more concerned with his own fame and fortune than with bringing people to God?

Gulf Coast Marine Fisheries Council, Fallout 4 Swordsman Build, Spiraea Arguta Bridal Wreath, Colloquial Persian Pdf, How To Draw A Saltwater Crocodile, Watch Aaina Full Movie On Dailymotion, Gasp Store Online, Scutellaria Barbata Benefits,