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Arthur Tappan Pierson - The Reformed Reader

Arthur T. Pierson (1837-1911) best exemplifies the integrity of the Philadelphian Church Era... His preaching (over 13,000 sermons), extensive writings (over fifty books), and Bible lectures made him widely known in America. He was a consulting editor for his friend, C. I. Scofield, with the original Scofield Reference Bible (1909), and was the author of the classic biography, 'George Muller of Bristol'... A. T. Pierson's association with D. L. Moody and his Northfield Conferences were the breeding ground for Pierson's determination to see the world evangelized in his generation... Arthur Pierson was himself a speaker at the Keswick Convention. This deepening of the Christian life in Pierson saw him author one of his most spiritually significant books, 'In Christ Jesus' (1898), where Pierson's personal journey had led him to the conclusion that 'this brief phrase ['in Christ Jesus']  a preposition followed by a proper name  is the key to the whole New Testament.

Pierson attended Hamilton College and Union Theological Seminary. In 1860, he married Sarah Frances Benedict; they had seven children, all of whom were converted before the age of 15 and grew up to serve as missionaries, pastors, or lay leaders. He pastored in Binghamton and Waterford, New York; Detroit, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After retiring, he continued to preach at churches and conferences at home and abroad. He was a contemporary and friend of many Christian leaders, including Dwight Moody, Adoniram Gordon, George Mueller (whose biography he wrote), and Charles Spurgeon. During Spurgeon?s last illness, Pierson filled the pulpit of Metropolitan Tabernacle for several months.


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Closet communion needs time for the revelation of God's presence. It is vain to say, "I have too much work to do to find time." You must find time or forfeit blessing. God knows how to save for you the time you sacredly keep for communion with Him.

Biography of A.T. Pierson by Tom Stewart
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In Christ Jesus
Our present undertaking is a very simple one. We seek to show, by a few examples, the boundless range and scope of one brief phrase of two or three short words: in Christ, or, in Christ Jesus. A very small key may open a very complex lock and a very large door, and that door may itself lead into a vast building with priceless stores of wealth and beauty. This brief phrase―a preposition followed by a proper name―is the key to the whole New Testament.

George Mueller of Bristol
The life of missionary George Mueller (1805-98) has been and continues to be a wonderful testimony to the blessings of God given in answer to prayer. This biography has, like the life it sketches, but one goal. ?It is simply and solely meant to extend, emphasize, and perpetuate George Mueller's witness to a prayer-hearing God; to present, as plainly, forcibly, and briefly as is practicable, the outlines of a human history, and an experience of the Lord's leadings and dealings, which furnish a sufficient answer to the question: Where is the Lord God of Elijah??


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