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 (Book Release) Sam Jones: A New Biography

Saints,

In our modern day there is little known of this fiery godly methodist preacher from years past. E.A. Johnston has revived this ministers preaching for us to understand his walk and ministry with God. If you have enjoyed biographies on George Whitefield, John Wesley, Leonard Ravenhill, you will enjoy Sam Jones.

Sam Jones: A New Biography
https://www.amazon.com/Sam-Jones-New-Biography-Johnston/dp/B0CHTX16FV/

http://theoldpathspublications.com/Pages/Authors/Johnston.htm#Jones

This new biography on the evangelist Sam Jones is the most detailed account of his life and ministry and re-establishes him in his rightful place of prominence among evangelists of the nineteenth century. Like George Whitefield before him, he is largely forgotten today among evangelicals. But also, like the British evangelist Whitefield, Sam Jones spoke to more people than any other preacher of his generation. This new definitive look at his life includes rare and historical photos never before published.

Quotes from Sam P. Jones,
Old Time Methodist

"The curse of this age is that we have put gold above God, chattels above character, and mammon above manhood. We have inverted God's order of things"

What is culture worth if it is but the whitewash on a rascal? I would rather be in heaven learning my ABC's than sitting in hell reading Greek.
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I believe the Bible just as it was written, and I believe that the whale swallowed Jonah. I would have believed it just the same if it had said that Jonah swallowed the whale. I've got no better sense than to believe the Bible. Call me a fool for it, and I'm a happy fool. I believe every word in the Bible. I accept everything between the lids of the Book. I have good reasons for my faith.
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God Almighty was four hundred years getting up this Book and every want of the universe can be supplied out of this Book. If I had the billions of men of earth before me I would refer them to this precious Book. Here's a blessed balm for every wound, a cure for every ill. Thank God for this precious Book, divinely written and divinely given to save the world.

[Sam Jones was talking about the King James Authorized Version of the Bible too, we might add. That was the only Bible for him, though others were available in his day.]
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If I understood all about the Bible I'd know somebody wrote it who didn't have any more sense than I have.
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The lawyer that knows as little about Blackstone and the Supreme Court reports as the average Christian does about the Bible would never have but one case. The sheriff would be his next client.

I want to be a good man and a good husband, but God keep me from being a "nice" preacher.
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If I had ten thousand angels to preach to to-day, every word I should say would be pure. Our Saviour preached to men. His sermon on the Mount would not have had so much in it about adultery if He had been preaching to angels. God keep me dead honest in dealing with souls. I want to lay my gun on the rail and aim straight. If I hit you on the side, I did not mean to hit you there, but right square in the head. If you think I hit you accidentally, you never made a greater mistake in your life. I hit you with malice aforethought.
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Shall I ask you little dudes and dudines how to preach the gospel?
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I once knew a new pastor who, upon taking charge of his church, was met by a delegation of the deacons previous to delivering his inaugural sermon. They said: "No, brother, you musn't preach about fashion, because our fashionable members will be out to hear you. You musn't preach about dram-drinking or liquor selling, because several of our members who are liquor-sellers will be out to hear you. you musn't preach about covetousness, because several of our millionaire members will be out to hear you." "Well, what can I preach about?" he asked in great perplexity. "About the Mormons," replied the good deacons; "give'em blazes; there won't be a Mormon to hear you."
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When you think a preacher has got wings you are mistaken.
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Now the general pulpit style of America is about like this: "Here I am, Rev. Jeremiah Jones, D.D., saved by the grace of God with a message to deliver. If you repent and believe what I believe, you will be saved, but if you do not, you will be damned, and I don't care much if you are." [Some things in America haven't changed!]
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Whenever you see me with a grubbing-hoe on my shoulder I'm out after grubs, and if you ain't a grub sit still -- I'm not after you. Do you catch the idea?
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A great many people object to pointed preaching because it pains them, they say. This suggests the story of the old lady whose daughter's tooth ached. She sent for a dentist. he came and pulled out a pair of big, old-fashioned forceps. The old lady screamed out, "Don't put them things in my daughter's mouth; pull it out with your fingers!" That would be mighty nice if it could be done. God bless you all! if you will let me get the old gospel forceps hold of these teeth, I will bring them out, but I can not pull them with my fingers. I want that understood.

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If God will empty your heads and hearts of all the error you have packed away in them, I will preach enough truth to save you to-night.
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At every conference you notice delegations going up to the bishop from the leading churches. One delegation will got to the bishop and say: "Bishop, we want you to send us a preacher this year that is popular with the young people." Another delegation will say: "We want you to send us a preacher that is popular with other denomination." Another crowd will go in and say: "Please send us a preacher that in popular with sinners." Another crowd will say: "Send us a preacher that is popular with everybody." But I tell you that I never hear of a delegation going up to conference and asking the bishop to "Please send us a preacher that is popular with God Almighty."
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The devil has no better servant than a preacher who is laying feather-beds for fallen Christians to light on.
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A fellow said to me: "I can raise the devil as well as you can, but I always get licked." I told him he had better stop. There is no use in raising the devil if you are going to get licked.
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The difference between Christ and the modern preacher is that Christ said, "Follow me," and the preacher says, "Get down there at the altar and agonize."
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Now is the accepted time; now is the day of salvation. When God's dinner-bell rings all you want is an appetite, and you can walk in and there's a place for you.
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Don't imagine that because you have burned up no meeting-house and killed no preachers you will get in at the fool's door. [speaking of heaven]

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Ignorance is round as a ball and slick as a button; it's got no handle and you can't manage it.
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Foolishness is the stuff what you rub on fools.
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Let me say to you: If you can't help but one family in town, let that be the family which needs the help. I have a profound contempt for folks who are always helping those who don't need any help.

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Everybody ought to keep good company. There is not an angel in heaven that would not be corrupted by the company that some of you keep.
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The greatest rascals are those who are scrupulously honest. If I see a man walk across town to pay a nickel, I watch him.
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I have known women too poor to own a pair of shoes; but I never knew one too poor to own a looking-glass.
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Many a fellow is praying for rain with his tub turned up-side-down.



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