Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
They cried "FIRE" in a crowded
He read his preacher grandfather's books as a child less than 6 years old and
seemed to be stuck as he internally debated the truth of Jesus as the savior. He visited a
church at age 15 and listened as a committed but highly unlettered preacher delivered his
sermon, following which the preacher confronted the young visitor: "Look to Jesus and be
saved!" The boy was instantly aware of a profound inner conversion.
By age 19, he was called
to be the preacher of a large London Church. Jealous ministers mounted a newspaper campaign
to discredit this minister as his sermons consistently drew 5000 or more each Sunday. As a
building expansion was nearing completion, he rented the Surrey Gardens Music Hall (seating
for over 7000). A group of men secretly conspired to yell fire in the midst of Charles Haddon Spurgeon's (1834-1892) sermon that first Sunday night. In the rush to the exits, many were
seriously wounded and 7 killed. Several newspapers blamed Spurgeon, and one even called for
him to be tried for murder.
At his height, he preached an average of 10 times per week,
published a weekly letter, and wrote numerous books...all the while suffering from that
painful chronic disease, gout.
As "skepticism" [disbelief in the truth of the Bible] arose in
many Christian denominations, Spurgeon fought mightily against it, even to the point of
leaving the Baptist Union. His church, Metropolitan Tabernacle Baptist Church, withdrew on a
unanimous vote of the members. He was censured by the BU on a vote of 2000 to 7; he died 5
years later at only age 58...his impact still remaining strong today, over 100 years later.
Information used to be present in Portraits of Great Christians on the In Touch web
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You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now