By G. H. Lang
In 1825 Groves wrote a e-book referred to as Christian Devotedness within which he inspired fellow believers and particularly Christian staff to take actually Jesus’ command to not lay up treasures on the earth, yet fairly to provide away their discount rates and possessions towards the unfold of the gospel and to embark on a lifetime of religion in God by myself for the necessaries of lifestyles. Groves himself took this step of religion: he gave away his fortune, left his profitable dental perform in England, and went to Baghdad to set up the 1st Protestant challenge to Arabic-speaking Muslims. His going used to be no longer in reference to any church denomination or missionary society, as he sought to depend on God by myself for wanted funds. He later went to India also.
His method of missions was once to simplify the duty of church buildings and missions via returning to the tools of Christ and His apostles, and to aid indigenous converts shape their very own church buildings with out dependence on international help. His principles have been thought of radical on the time yet later grew to become extensively accredited in evangelical circles.
Groves used to be a number one determine within the early days of what Robert Govett might later name the mightiest circulation of the Spirit of God considering Pentecost—a stream that grew to become identified easily because the Brethren. during this e-book G. H. Lang combines a learn of the lifestyles and impact of Anthony Norris Groves with a survey of the unique ideas and practices of the Brethren movement.
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Anthony Norris Groves: Saint and Pioneer by G. H. Lang