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Christian Cabinet (Newspaper) - September 24, 1862, London, Middlesex Christian with which is incorporated the Christian chronicle a weekly newspaper for the Beegi Steed foe transmission London september 24 Price one the the history of new Park Chapel is in some respects the Baptist to whom the Chapel Trace their origin to a Sec cession from another Church in 165 previous to the events of which the nonconformist churches have recently this Small body chose Benjamin Keach for their pastor in who continued with then to when he their first pastor was distinguished in his time As an although he must also have been an attentive and successful minister under whose guidance the Church prospered for thirty six his immediate died in so that the first and second pastors completed by their in Cumb envies a period of half a Gill was chosen As stint us Suc Cessor in his ministry extended Over the Long period of fifty two and closed by his death in in 1757 the Church removed from the Chapel in Goat to a building in Carter Nea London Gills exposition of the Bible and other theological work Are Well during his Long ministry the Church greatly increase its influence and its Gill was succeeded by John a Yonng at the Date o his he held the pastorate for sixty three and died in 1836 aged eight five Liki his was highly distinguished for his great Fidelity to pastoral and his Church was the largest in the Baptist connexion within in addition to the Ordinary work of the he devoted a considerable part of a Long life to the general interests of his communion to benevolent and to Public s almshouses exist in testimony of his Earnest desire to be doing Good in his Day and the third and fourth pastorate of the Church thus extended Over one Hundred and sixteen and we Are not acquainted with any similar Case among modern churches but after Rippons death in the Church had four ministers previous to the appointment of this Church was removed to new Park Street during the encumbering of Rippon but after his the changes in the pastorate and other Circum stances not Only retarded its but led to a Large reduction in the congregation and so that it was not in a thriving condition in when Spurgeon became its he at the when the majority of Young men Ente College but he was not also destitute of intellectual training for the duties that he was called upon to the circumstances of his life Are so generally known As scarcely to require repetition he was Boru at a Small Village of in his Grandfather was pastor of the Independent Church at in the same and his although engaged in was pastor to another Independent congregation at also in surgeons infancy was almost entirely passed at his under the care of an and at seven of age he was removed to his fathers Honse who was resident at after passing some years at school in that town he removed to and in his sixteenth year to where he was engaged As usher in the school of he joined the Baptist Church at near new while he was engaged in the latter and in the following year he removed to and became usher in a school opened by whose acquaintance he had made arid by whose in the Striction he had profited in while Pur suing his Scholastic duties at Cambridge he was chosen to b3 pastor of the Baptist meeting at water a Small Village of the being then in his eighteenth the ministrations of the Young pastor were instrumental to the Extension of the Church at and he became rapidly and deservedly popular among the villagers of the surrounding but he was called to Aud became minister of new Park Street Chapel in his subsequent history is better known probably than that of any other minister in the new Park Street Chapel expanded into Exeter into the music Hall of the Surrey and at last into the new Tabernacle with a greater congregation than assembles in any other place of an idea has somehow prevailed that Spurgeon is a Man of great Genius but not of much not much More than a Liberal English perhaps he casually and without encouraged the As a child he was remarkable of books his boyhood was passed in the Searchi for and the pursuits of his youth afforded abundant opportunities for acquiring an Edn cation equivalent at least to All that the greater part of Young men bring from we believe that Spurgeon can read the greek new testament and similar works and not a few collegians contrive to if they Ever How to get through that another erroneous idea is quite current respecting this celebrated that his course in life was less of Choice than of and that is also for his father earnestly desired him to study at some and he would have complied with this repeatedly if he had not at an Early age accepted the pastorate at water surgeons life has been one of almost cease less he has been from childhood a pleader for in All places where he has and in All the changes of his life has been on the right following the paths of Peac and the ways of like he knew the scriptures from his youth it is of More consequence that he loved As a tract a teacher in Sabbath As an itinerant evangelist in the Rural districts and now As a most attractive preacher of the he appears to have been always to have and to have had no Leisure for Reading or study yet we Bave abundant evidence that he reads and remembers the current literature of the time that he reads and remembers old theological works and no Royal Road exists to a knowledge of but a willing Man can do much of the work on which his heart is no minister has been More More or More unjustly criticised than he has been deemed a fit object for the assaults of the smaller class of literary people As write the literary budget and papers of that but All these attacks have failed to shake the attachment in which he is held by the Public generally As an eloquent Man by the More educated classes As a Man of in the opinion of Many amongst but still As one who has something to say worthy of being remembered and by members of evangelical communions As an and successful labourer in the Vineyard of the lord Catholic in and desiring among All none More than the conversion of the edification of Aud their ele vation to a High platform of Faith and the Public speaker who attracts multitudes within the Range of his week after for must possess More solid Powers than or the capability of saying o id or of making extravagant even that Low Standard mind May do for an occasional but will not support steady ministrations in one we find men expressing doubts of this preachers we remember that the new Tabernacle is full to overflowing at each and Are satisfied that these incredulous folks Are the gift of speaking and thinking thoughts being always a Little in Advance of the and when possessed is productive of great so great that they might account for much both on the platform and in the pulpit but in surgeons Case these Calum Nious efforts come weekly before the Reading and Only solid material will Success fully meet that an attraction in this preachers style seems at first of easy and yet nothing is More difficult than the Graceful employment of common and every they Tell in speech than in Type but their skilful management indicates the Possession of a great forming in its full development the most attractive evidence of a Rich and of the Genius of Spurgeon employs the English language in its original simplicity and All classes compre Hend the terms he and no hearer has the slightest difficulty or doubt respecting his he has a tenacious memory and quotes with perfect accuracy and great Felicity More of the old hymns and poetry and More also of the old Puritan theology than any other Man of the these intellectual doubtless add to his they Are elements in his style of eloquence that attract and preserve an audience and while a considerable part of his hearers Are yet the membership of his Church is again the largest of his communion in the we will mention in next some of the higher qualifications which Render his ministrations

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