The Authoritative Life of General William Booth eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 443 pages of information about The Authoritative Life of General William Booth.

1905.  General visited Palestine, Australia and various
                  European countries.

First Emigration Ship sails from Liverpool for Canada
with 1,000 emigrants.

The General created Honorary D.C.L., Oxford.

General received Freedom Cities of London and

1906 Establishment of Anti-Suicide Bureau.

General conducted lengthy Campaigns Continental

1907.  General visited Japan, America, Canada etc.

General received by Kings of Denmark and Norway, and
Queen of Sweden, and Emperor of Japan.

1908.  Work extended to Korea.

General visited South Africa.

1909.  General visited Russia, Finland and other European

General received by Kings of Norway and Sweden.

General received by Prince and Princess of Wales, now
King and Queen of England.

General received by Queen Alexandra and the Dowager
Empress of Russia.

80th Birthday Celebration at Albert Hall, London.

Met with accident involving loss of sight of one eye.

1910.  General visited various European countries.

1911.  General visited Italy and other European countries.

General conducted International Social Council in
London attended by Officers from all over the world.

1912.  General visited North European Staff Council in Norway.

" May 23rd.  Operation on remaining eye, followed by complete loss
of sight.

" Aug. 20th.  The General laid down his Sword.


A. The general tendency towards indifference quite as much as the better impulses of our age have produced such a toning down of the teachings of Calvin, both in and out of Switzerland, that it may be startling to some to be reminded that, except the Lutheran and Methodist, every Church still has in its list of Doctrines those of Election and Predestination.  If it were true that every human being was predestined, before birth, either to a good or a bad life, there would, of course, be no meaning in a Saviour or a Gospel; and we can understand the indignation of this honest lad, when he was asked to undertake to teach such things.  He never learned how to reconcile the profession of a set of doctrines one does not believe with any religion.  The recollection of this incident helped him in limiting to the utmost possible extent, the Doctrinal Declarations of The Army.  But whatever he asked any one to subscribe to he expected them truly to believe and earnestly to teach.

1.  Transcriber’s note:  In the original, the words “in the United States and Denmark, yet it will only make” were repeated.  The entire paragraph, with original linebreaks preserved, read: 

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