When Harold recognized that fundamentalism was isolating itself from effective social action, he came out as a neo-evangelical.
He hated school but possessed an insatiable curiosity about herbalists, fortune-tellers, snakes, and dwarfs.
“My dear,” she said, “I do appreciate your desire to build me a new, comfortable home on this place of beauty, but there is another call for our money which is far greater.
It’s possible to love our families more than we love God, a sin that turns our children into idols. The Lord once tested two men along these lines—the patriarch Abraham […]
In fact he had a running skirmish with his particular group of Wesleyan Methodists as a result of his rashness to teach without proper qualifications and also his enthusiasm to bring people to church who left lice on the church benches
They decided to call themselves after the Old Testament character Gideon who was “willing to do whatever God asked.”
Wilberforce wrote, “Stephen is an improved and improving character, one of those whom religion has transformed and in whom it has triumphed by conquering some natural infirmities.”
Unlike many revivals, this was not the result of intense emotion and excitement.
But in the Church we must always be upon our guard, lest we pay too great a deference to men.
It was a gospel tract, and as Hudson later put it, “Light was flashed into my soul by the Holy Spirit.
His parents weren’t believers, and he had little exposure to Christianity.
But at age 16 Rodney attended a Methodist meeting, went forward, and prayed for Christ to come into his own heart. Someone nearby whispered, “Oh, it’s only a gipsy boy.”