Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History - Chapter 6, Recent Times, Standing for Christ Summary & Analysis

Richard M. Hannula
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Chapter 6, Recent Times, Standing for Christ Summary and Analysis

Over the last one hundred and fifty years, modern secularism has assaulted the church in the West, but many Christians have pushed back against it. Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a pastor in England. As a child and young man, Spurgeon struggled to come to faith. When he finally came to faith, he was thrust into giving a sermon before he felt ready. He performed well, and at a mere seventeen years of age, was asked to return. He became pastor of Waterbeach village church in 1851. Spurgeon's reputation quickly grew and was called to New Park Street Chapel in London, where he could reach millions. The 1200 person sanctuary was jammed a few weeks after he arrived and crowds would gather around him wherever he preached. He was a pastor of his congregation...

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