“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:12-13)
Charles Hodge( 1 items )
CHARLES HODGE, an American Presbyterian theologian, was ordained in 1821, and taught at Princeton for almost his whole life. In 1825 he founded the Biblical Repository and Princeton Review, and during forty years was its editor, and the principal contributor to its pages. He is considered one of the best theologians and Bible commentators America has produced.
Thomas Watson( 3 items )
Thomas Watson He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was noted for remarkably hard study. In 1646 he was commenced a sixteen year pastorate at St. Stephen''s Walbrook. In 1651 he was imprisoned briefly with some other ministers for his share in Christopher Love''s plot to recall Charles II. He was released on 30th June,1652, and was formally reinstated vicar of St. Stephen''s Walbrook. He obtained great fame and popularity as preacher until the Restoration, when he was ejected for nonconformity. Notwithstanding the rigor of the acts against dissenters, Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately as he found opportunity. Upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license for the great hall in Crosby House. After preaching there for several years, his health gave way, and he retired to Barnston in Essex, where he died suddenly while praying in secret. He was buried on 28th July, 1686.
J.C. Ryle( 5 items )
J.C. Ryle was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire County, England. He went to Eton colloeg and then to Oxford where he finished his studies. in 1837. He was ordained, in 1841, by Bishop Charles Sumner of Winchester as a minister in the Anglican Church. In 1880 he was named as the first Bishop of the diocese of Liverpool. He was a believer in the reformed faith held to the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, as expressed by the Church of England. He retired in 1900 at age 83 and died later the same year.
George Whitefield( 7 items )
Whitefield was born in 1714, at the Bell Inn, in the city of Gloucester. He was ordained deacon in 1736, and after several engagements as curate, sailed for Georgia at the invitation of Wesley. Whitefield's life was spent as a travelling-preacher. Whitefield died in America, at Newbury Port, near Boston, on Sunday morning, 30th September 1770, at the age of fifty-six.
Jonathan Edwards( 6 items )
Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703- March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher and theologian. He is known as one of the greatest and most profound American evangelical theologians.