Biographies

A Heavenly Conscience

When anyone obtains peace of conscience through Christ, it then becomes him to make pleasing God his great business. If there be a spot of guilt on the conscience it spoils the heart for heavenly music. It is not a little matter for our consciences to be readily judging all self-will, and to see whence it comes and how abominable it is to God. The natural conscience never sees the filthiness of pride; we can only see it by the Spirit of God revealing Christ to us. If we walk in integri...

In Loving Memory

Oh, what a welcome from the friends of years, Dear, aged Father-brother, thou would’st have Within the gates of pearl! The golden street Would echo and re-echo with their song— “Ten thousand welcomes, aged pilgrim, home!” For nigh a century thine arms and heart Were opened wide to welcome every saint Who loved the name of Jesus Christ thy Lord. Those whom thou didst embrace, embrace thee now, And many more besides, for in that home Love beams in every eye and fill...

Robert Cleaver Chapman

The last time, probably, that Robert Chapman and Denham Smith were in the same meeting (October, 1884), Mr. Denham Smith expressed the wish that Mr. Chapman’s “Life “might be written. Mr. Chapman’s ready reply was: “It is being written, dear brother, and will be published in the morning.” Only on High is it truly written, and only there can it be fully appreciated. But the exhortation to remember our guides who have spoken to us the Word of God, to consider the end of their condu...

Introduction

As will be seen by reference to page 51 of the following Memoir, the Author deemed the few remarks regarding the late Mr. R. C. Chapman which I made in this year’s Report of the “Scriptural Knowledge Institution” worthy of insertion in his book: and to this favour he has added another in very kindly requesting me to write a few lines by way of introduction to his work. I cannot decline the opportunity thus afforded me of expressing my sense of the gracious influence which the godly wal...

Preface

With Introduction by James Wright “I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.” Glasgow: Pickering & Inglis, Printers and Publishers. London: H. A. Raymond, 16 Paternoster Square, E.C. Printed by Pickering & Inglis, 73 Bothwell Street, Glasgow. This Photograph was taken as Mr. Chapman was standing at the desk giving an address in the Barnstaple Annual Meeting. He did not know of its existence for some time, b...

Ridout, Samuel Bio

Samuel Ridout was born in Annapolis, Md., Oct. 22, 1855, the son of Dr. Samuel Ridout and his wife, Anne. When about one year old his father died, and about four years later, his mother also. It then devolved upon his grandfather to care for and guide the course of young Samuel. Of this devoted and godly man, Mr. Ridout ever spoke in the highest terms of appreciation, and often mentioned how greatly he was indebted to him for a training in the nurture and admonition of the Lor...

Summary of some of the "Chief Men" among the brethren

Meet the Authors This is a little set of facts about some whose stuff we have here, or whose stuff has interested and influenced me. Most of my information comes from a couple of sources: Chief Men Among the Brethren by Hy Pickering, Loizeaux Brothers, Inc. Neptune, NJ, 1996A Historical Sketch of the Brethren Movement by H. A. Ironside, Loizeaux Brothers, Inc. Neptune, NJ, 1985History of the Brethren by N. A. Noel I'm not trying to write some definitive outline, just a few brief facts...
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