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Famous Men

  • C.T. Studd, the famous English cricketer and member of the English XI cricket team, gave away his vast wealth and became a missionary a century ago. His slogan was, “If Jesus Christ be God, and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for him.
  • In 1912 William Borden, a graduate of Yale University, left one of America’s greatest family fortunes to be a missionary to China. He got as far as Egypt and died of cerebral meningitis. He died—and was only in his 20s—but there was “no reserve, no retreat, no regrets” in his consecration to God.
  • When D.L. Moody was visiting England he heard Henry V. Arley say, “the world has yet to see what God will do with a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to the Holy Spirit.” Moody would later comment, “He said ‘a man.’” He did not say a ‘great man’ nor ‘a learned man’ nor a ‘rich man’ but simply ‘a man.’ I am a man, and it lies within the man himself whether he will or will not make that entire and full consecration. I will try my utmost to be that man.”

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