Archive for February 16th, 2015

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and

the lesser light to rule the night:

he made the stars also.

Gen 1.16

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“…We have no assurance that any physical perfection can be made use of in the world above

…neither have we any assurance that the perfections of the mind survive the day of death.”

– William Jennings Bryan, from his book In His Image

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“Holiness churches” who do not preach/exemplify HOLINESS

are misleading to men and

displeasing to God.

– eab, 2/16/15

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“I love my house, I love my car,

I love my sport, I do.

I love my wife, I love my kids,

But I don’t care about you.


“I love my job, I love my club,

I love ‘me country grand.’

But I care little about the lost,

The lost of heathen’s dark land.”   

– eab,  2/16/86

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Joseph Benson died 2/16/1821.  Born 1/25/1748, England, to John & Isabella (Robinson) Benson he became a teacher at 16. While teaching he was convinced he must be born again & was, at 17.  With his father’s consent & both in tears, John & Joseph said their father/son farewells – they never met again on earth.

John Wesley appointed Joseph classical master of Kingswood School.  The Countess of Huntingdon appointed him Head Master of Trevecca College, at 21.  This position did not last long due to theological differences.  Thereafter his labors centered more on preaching & writing.  In 1778 he married Miss Thompson of Leeds (she died 1810), their union was blessed with at least 2 daughters.

In 1798 Benson was elected President of the Conference and was later elected editor of the Methodist Magazine.  In 1808 the Conference, by vote, requested him to write a commentary on the Bible – it was  completed in 1818.  He’s also remembered for his Life of Mr. Fletcher.  Adam Clarke spoke at his funeral. 

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