More Evangelists and Missionaries Anecdotes (Post No.6574)

Written by London Swaminathan

Date: 19 June 2019

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Post No. 6573

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Many years before the popularity of Florida as a winter resort, John D Rockefeller was in the habit of spending his winters at Augusta, Georgia.

While there he always attended the coloured Baptist church the first Sunday of his stay, and the white Episcopal and Methodist churches the following two Sundays. The Methodist minister, intrigued by the invariable schedule, once asked the Baptist preacher if he knew Why Mr Rockefeller always visited his church first.
“Why, that is easy”, replied the preacher.
“You Methodists burn electricity, the Episcopalians use gas, but we burn kerosene oil.”


Are you a reformed drunkard?”

That American revivalist, Dwight Moody, once passed through a large crowd in a Chicago railway station distributing tracts on temperance.
One of those to receive this material was a benign elderly gentleman who glanced at the paper in his hand and peered quizzically at Moody.

“Are you a reformed drunkard?” He asked.
“No, sir, I am not! “cried Moody in indignation.
Then, answered the old gentleman, “Why don’t you reform?”


Who was Cain’s wife?

Billy Sunday, the ‘rootin, tooting’ , saw dust trail evangelist, was-once interrupted in his harangue by a heckler, who shouted the question, then famous in all agnostic or atheists circles,
“Who was Cain’s wife?”
Billy Sunday shot back the reply,
“I respect any seeker of knowledge, but I want to warn you, young man, don’t risk being lost to salvation by too much inquiring after other men’s wives”.


A missionary told how she was once describing the loving character of the Christians’ god to a company of her Chinese sisters. As she went on in her holy enthusiasm, picturing gods real as character as full of mercy to the sinful and suffering, one of the Chinese women turned to her neighbor and said,
“Haven’t I often told you there ought to be a god like that”?.


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