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George George Whitfield, Georgia, Benjamin Franklin discussed on Christian Podcast Community

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The host of the what are we even doing here podcasts the podcast seeks the answer? The question that we all asked, what are we even doing here? We cover topics such as marriage family life, and living Christian life in this crazy world. We don't have all the answers, but we know where to look on itunes and follow us on soundcloud, as we seek the kingdom of God and find out what we are even doing here. All right, everyone. Welcome to the five podcast, James sitting here with Frank Mullis, and we are discussing theological giant in George Whitfield. Would you agree with that statement that he's a theological giant? Oh, absolutely after he leaves and heads toward Georgia his, his voyages kinda delayed, and he begins to preach in Bristol and London thousands began to pack churches there. And as I said earlier, you know, he's, he's starting to have problems getting into churches because many of his sermons are getting published, and people are publishing them against him and using it against him. And so when he gets to, to Georgia, the pulpits are closed so he begins preaching outdoors. And guess what? When you preach outdoors more people can hear you, right? So you'd have a crowd, right? You had he had about ten thousand tens of thousands of people heard him preach, in the fields, and one of them was one of the nobles, the Countess of Huntington are drawn to Whitfield. And he's going to again, spend months George he's going to go back, and he's gonna come back and August. He sales for American preaches to New York and Philadelphia and get. So we meet some Philadelphia, the great been Jamin Franklin. Really? Yeah. He has a he has a lifelong friendship with Benjamin Franklin, which I if we think of for a moment Jonathan Edwards belief that the more you hear the gospel in and fail to repent, the more damnation you occur. So imagine your best friend is you just keep free. And how much more damnation Ben Franklin has because of his buddy. Doing, you know. And, and what's, what's interesting is Benjamin. Franklin does experiments on George Whitfield preaching and said that people could hear him between about a half mile in circumference whenever he would preach in the mountains. They would say that the farmers in the valleys with think God was talking to them because the sound would travel over so. It would carry over. But what's interesting is Benjamin. Franklin did these experiments and so forth? But of course, Ben Franklin he's known as a newspaper man as well. And so his newspaper was up against a lot of others, and he was kind of floundering and almost as business went out of business. Here's what he designed to do. What do you think he did to gather more business head George Whitfield? Yeah. So George Whitfield what he would do course, he's writing, lots of sermons, and, like most preachers, the they didn't have, you know, Microsoft Word your handwriting them. And then when you're done with them. What do you do it tells them to the side? So Ben Franklin said, hey, semi one of your sermons, and so he published it and what he discovered the next day, all of his newspaper sold out. Really? Yeah. So, so this goes hand in hand with how we know how many sermons, as exactly right and so his newspaper, actually, because he started publishing all George Whitfield sermons, a lot of his sermons got saved. We know how many breeze around eighteen thousand sermons. Oh, we're published and it saves his newspaper, so that he could began to do experiments and invent things like the by focal and the lightning rod. So I did some quick math and you've been at Denver, a Baptist church now for about fourteen years, fourteen hand. So you are if you just do fifty two weeks times. You're fourteen years at roughly seven hundred twenty eight sermon. So you're a little bit under. Yeah. Yeah. I'm to be honest. I'm probably probably about. I would say six hundred maybe six hundred or so, so I got some catching up to do, but, but I'm glad them aren't saved. Yeah. Some of his sermons are lost and. Some of them are ones that I preach, whenever he's on there. Definitely not say. Archive by seventeen forty you know, one of the things that's important to know about is we Christians do a lot of good around the world. We start hospitals and we start orphanages, and so one of the things that with Phil does is he starts an orphanages, and you can travel around Georgia, and there's actually Whitfield County, Georgia, and Whitfield's. He starts an orphanage here, and then April, he's going to begin to travel back to Philadelphia and small town like Fags manner, where he preached where twelve thousand people came to hear him and by mid year, he was back in Georgia doing, preaching storms back in the fall up in New England. Wow. That's incredible. Just to have that many people coming to hear the gospel now that many people go they go in here. Joel osteen. And now I mean, I don't I don't think he would really unless you're John Arthur. You have that many people coming to hear the true, and then back in seventeen forty one he goes back across the other side of the pond. Back to England. So Whitfield goes back across the pond. And and is estimated that he traveled back and forth across the ocean around thirteen times. And that's not a easy travel at that. And if you think about by the time he comes back to America when he's about twenty five years old is sometime between seventeen thirty nine and seventeen forty. He's taking America by storm his very young age. Yeah. And by the time he he's done. He preaches in Boston, and his farewell sermon almost twenty three thousand people more than the population of Boston that time, twenty three thousand people and is probably the largest crowd that ever gathered in America to that point, when we talk about Whitfield and his, his preaching, he preached at Harvard. He preached a Yale the college in his entirety changed the. Harvard professors. You know, they had slowly become more and more liberal run, and any we talk about the new lights. Whereas the old lights, they wrote a pamphlet the nounce, but they weren't the only ones that hated with ill Whitfield. He he was hated, mom, sometimes tack, Whitfield and, and his followers. They main people they strip the women naked. He had death threats had stones thrown at him. In one time he nearly died. One of my favorite stories is that people came and threw dead cast. Right. I hear about that you made mention of it in a sermon that you did while that. Yeah. And I said, I was like he's gotta be misspeaking, hell no not alive cat. But a dead cat now. Now, think about this. It's not like you could just find a dead cat along the way, it means that you toted this dead cat with you just tension. Now here's something that's even even even wilder. Is that one day he's coming to preach at? This church in the first press, we enter church in newburyport, the town, half the town hated him. The other town half of the town loved him. Right. It was a basically the pastors of town hated him except for this one church. And this church was founded by him so much so that they would they would throw things at him stone him. And then one day while he is walking into the church. There's a guy standing in the tree over the door where he's going in, and you're a Nate's, George Whitfield. Wow. Now, now, let me let me this thing about this. If this guy, let's, let's say this guy's never converted. Right. Can can you imagine on judgment day as your their native overheads? Overheads preachers. You're being judged for urinating George George Whitfield. Thousands and here. I mean, this is kind of a kind of a sad thing to think of right, sir. I'm seeing that in your urinated. Now just thinking about the people throwing the dead cats. George Whitfield was there, any kind of symbolism here with the dead cats or were they just trying to find like, perhaps just something to just to be absolutely insulting to. I, I don't know dude. I mean, it boggles my mind that anybody would think to throw a dead cat at me. You know, there's, there's a story of, of John Wesley, that's similar to that. And I'll talk about that. We'll get to, to Wesley but since we're bringing you know, bring in Wesleyan, I'm gonna talk about this eventually in seventeen forty one. When when Whitfield arrives in England. Marty meets with great hostility stirred largely by John Wesley. And John Wesley and him are going to split against his Calvinism, pubs counter t- publishes a counter tight against Wesley and began to preach, and he's eventually going to be married to Elizabeth Jane, and he's going to be a tenor in most of England by seventeen forty three he helps form the wells wells Calvinism methods association where. He serves as a minister by seventeen forty four his four month old son, John dies of cygnus, and his buried, and George believe it or not Fabiani of eighth of seventeen forty four George is, is attacked and almost killed. I mean having cats on anti urinated on it's just the one thing pollen on after another foreign. And so he and his wife or going to travel back to America, and where he's going to resume preaching and this is third. Visit back to the colonies through beset with opposition inspires a great wave of revival. And this is the beginning of really probably the great awakenings is going to travel to Bermuda and preach Bermuda. And then he's going to go back to the lady, who he had met who was kind of one of the nobles that was his supporter, lady Huntington, appoints, Whitfield, or chaplain, lessening, the financials on him and he ministers through England, Wales Arslan and Scotland between seventeen forty eight and seventeen fifty one so. He's traveling back and forth. And by seventeen fifty one he's back in the colonies arriving back in Georgia with a group of destitute children. And he does a preaching tour, and he helps his orphan houses, which financial needs. He's going to go back to England again. And he's going to or wells travels along, did you have for the seventh time he returns to London for the opening of a brick tabernacle and in seventeen fifty four? He's back in the colonies from Boston, Georgia, seventeen fifty five he preaches in London. Bristol in glouster, and he's gonna go to preach in Dublin Ireland glass, cow and Wales. And then seventeen sixty three's on his six trip back to the Collins. Now, could you imagine just how much more preaching he would have been able to get accomplished, if he actually had modern means of transportation, imagine imagine imagine if he had had a Lear jet? Yeah. Imagine how much more. How many more people would he be able to preach for? He had a. Dollar jet. Oh well too bad. Too bad kid Copeland wasn't with Phil to borrow his jet the six trip to the colonies, he begins to develop more and more health problems, which goes back to his works base station, the fascinating and so forth. The holy club and in seventeen sixty eight his wife dies. He's going to open a college in seventeen sixty eight the same year and then seventeen sixty nine we come to his seventh and final trips of colonies. And he's gonna arrive in Charleston. He's gonna preach ten days and then he's going to begin a tour of Philadelphia. And then he's gonna hit on up to newburyport where he will preaches last two sermons around that area. And then he will die. I'll tell you just how much traveling and all he did preaching the gospel. He sounds like he might have been a of a Calvin Nistiuk. Billy Graham of his day. Yeah. Yeah. Third thirteen times. He's crossing back and forth. And I'm talking about we're talking about months, two months and see and a lot of his sermons were written. You know, those eighteen thousand sermons he's got time to, to preach those those sermons, and you gotta thank to that with the health problems that he started. Kind of later on in his life. Not only was that a result of the holy club in his his view of a workspace salvation with the fasting. But also the intense amount of travel that he did probably didn't do him any favors now at that time now is definitely weighing on the soul in the spirit and his health, and that's why you do need those, those big jets to travel, because we, we've seen it in modern times, you know, we've we went to a couple years ago, we were at the three conference and we've seen a couple of, of passers air that we know that do a ton of travel and our common man. They just look at AllState, well, I know look there were times, where I have gone in my early days, I would, I would fly to speak Friday, Saturday, and I would get a six AM flight and not have to be at the airport at three on fly back home at six in the morning drive. Two hours and then preach Im's works out. Well when you're young but almost fifty now and I it gets. Harder and harder to travel into speak. I'm glad you're able to fill in for me now to, I don't have to rush. At least you don't have to spend months at sea..