descended from Edward Winslow, a Pilgrim leader who braved the Atlantic to come
to the New World on the Mayflower in 1620. Octavius?s father, Thomas, an army
captain stationed in London, died when he was seven years old. Shortly after
that, Octavius?s God-fearing mother took her family of ten children to New
York. All of the children became Christians, and three sons became evangelical
ministers. Octavius later wrote a book about his family?s experiences from his
mother?s perspective, titled Life in Jesus.
Winslow was ordained as a pastor in 1833 in New York. He later moved to England
where he became one of the most valued nonconformist ministers of the nineteenth
century, largely due to the earnestness of his preaching and the excellence of
his prolific writings. He held pastorates in Leamington Spa, Bath, and Brighton.
He was also a popular speaker for special occasions, such as the opening of C.
H. Spurgeon?s Metropolitan Tabernacle in 1861. After a short illness, he died
on March 5, 1878, and was buried in Abbey Cemetery, Bath.
Winslow wrote more than forty books, in which he promoted an experimental
knowledge of the precious truths of God. Several of his books have been
"By the grace of God I am what I am.
Christian, the only thing that makes you to differ from the vilest being
that pollutes the earth, or from the darkest fiend that gnaws his chains
in hell, is the free grace of God"!
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