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- Author: Meyer, F. B.
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Meyer, F. B.
From CCEL's Website...
F. B. Meyer - Baptist pastor and evangelist in England
Frederick Brotherton Meyer was born in London. He attended Brighton College and graduated from the University of London in 1869. He studied theology at Regent's Park College, Oxford and began pastoring churches in 1870. His first pastorate was at Pembroke Baptist Chapel in Liverpool. In 1872 he pastored Priory Street Baptist Church in York. While he was there he met the American evangelist Dwight L. Moody, whom he introduced to other churches in England. The two preachers became lifelong friends.
Other churches he pastored were Victoria Road Church in Leicester (1874-1878), Melbourne Hall in Leicester (1878- 1888) and Regent's Park Chapel in London (1888-1892). In 1895 Meyer went to Christ Church in Lambeth. At the time only 100 people attended the church, but within two years over 2,000 were regularly attending. He stayed there for fifteen years, and then began traveling to preach at conferences and evangelistic services. His evangelistic tours included South Africa and Asia. He also visited the United States and Canada several times.He spent the last few years of his life working as a pastor in England's churches, but still made trips to North America, including one he made at age 80.
Meyer was part of the Higher Life Movement and was known as a crusader against immorality. He preached against drunkenness and prostitution. He is said to have brought about the closing of hundreds of saloons and brothels.
Meyer wrote over 40 books, including Christian biographies and devotional commentaries on the Bible. He, along with seven other clergymen, was also a signatory to the London Manifesto asserting that the Second Coming was imminent in 1918. His works include The Way Into the Holiest:, Expositions on the Epistle to the Hebrews (1893) ,The Secret of Guidance, Our Daily Homily and Christian Living.
In the Introduction, read what J. Wilbur Chapman has to say about the impact Meyer's teaching had on his life and ministry...
INTRODUCTORYAfter a ministry of twelve years, and a ministry which God had been pleased in many ways to bless, I was sitting one day doing what a merchant would call " taking an account of stock." I could not but praise the Lord for His goodness to me, but I found that I was without that which many others in whom I had most perfect confidence claimed to have received. There was a feeling of unrest and a longing for God which never can be put in words. The darkness seemed to increase as the days passed on. I felt that there must come some help to me from a source higher than man.
When I was ready to hear and obey, God spoke to me. It was in a singular way. I was reading in a secular paper an extended account of the Northfield Conference, when my eye lighted on the name of the Rev. F. B. Meyer. One sentence of his I shall never forget: "If you are not willing to forsake all far Christ, then are you simply willing to say, 'I am willing to be made willing'?"
That was God's own message to my very soul, and Mr. Meyer brought it to me from Him. It was the crisis of my life. From that day on I have read all that I could find coming from his pen.
I do not believe that there is a more intensely spiritual, and, at the same time, so helpful and practical a writer in the world to-day as this man, whom I rejoice to call my friend.
These meditations are sweet as honey in the honeycomb. They open up the deep things of God, but in such a helpful way that any one may understand if he is only willing.
I could wish my friends no greater blessing than that Mr. Meyer's message might be to them all that it has been to me.
J. WILBUR CHAPMAN.
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