Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

16 December 1714 A.D. George Whitfield Born

16 December 1714 A.D.  George Whitfield Born


George Whitefield (1714 to 1770)

Calvinist Methodist

His Powerful Voice Could Reach 40,000.

George Whitefield was born in Gloucester, England. Experiencing the new birth in 1735, he immediately embarked on his lifelong calling as an evangelist. In the 1740s there was a poor community outside of Bristol, England, a most degraded, ignorant community called Kingswood, where thousands of people lived whom the churches of the city considered not worth saving. One day this young man, moved by the evangelistic fire in his soul, broke all traditions by standing up and preaching to them in the open field. This was the beginning of the ministry of George Whitefield, a ministry that touched the whole world before he was called to Heaven September 30, 1770, from Newbury, Massachusetts. Benjamin Franklin measured the distance Whitefield's voice could carry and confirmed he could be heard by 40,000 people at once.

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