George Campbell Morgan
1863 - 1945
"The Devil's methods of opposition are those of alliance and antagonism, and the only serious one is the first. Let us beware of it. Do not let us imagine that we can take into our fellowship and enlist under one banner men who simply affirm truth about Jesus, unless in their own lives there is an absolute loyalty to the Lord Christ. Antagonism is the creation of force for the kingdom of God. Put a man in prison for Christ's sake, and the earthquake will surely follow, and the work will spread."
"The most outstanding preacher that this country has heard during the past thirty years"-this was Dr. James M. Gray's estimate of Dr. G. Campbell Morgan whose ministry spanned the Atlantic and reached from the days of D. L. Moody to the era of World War II. Born on a farm in Tetbury, England in 1863, his home was such that he wrote, "While my father could not compel me to be a Christian, I had no choice because of what he did for me and what I saw in him." He was brought up in a strict Puritanical home where he amused himself by preaching to his sisters' dolls.
Although his first sermon before a responsive audience was delivered in a Wesleyan schoolroom at the age of thirteen, he was engulfed in doubt and confusion concerning his faith after preparing for the ministry. Remembering those two chaotic years, Dr. Morgan later wrote, "The only hope for me was the Bible....I stopped reading books about the Bible and began to read the Bible itself. I saw the light and was back on the path." For seven years thereafter, his reading concerning the things of God was confined to the Word of God itself.
In 1886 at the age of twenty-three, he left the teaching profession for which he had been trained and began devoting his full time to a teaching ministry of the Word of God. Ordained a minister of the Congregational Church in 1889, the young man became the leading preacher in England, holding several pastorates. His reputation as a preacher and Bible expositor soon encompassed England and spread to the United States. The many thousands of converts from the ministry of D. L. Moody needed a teacher of the Bible to strengthen their faith. G. Campbell Morgan went to the United States and became that teacher. After five very successful years, he returned to England in 1904 and became the pastor of Westminster Chapel, London. His preaching and his weekly Friday night Bible classes were attended by the thousands.
Leaving Westminster Chapel in 1919, he once again returned to the United States where he conducted an itinerant ministry for fourteen years. Finally in 1933 he returned to England to again become pastor of Westminster Chapel until his retirement in 1943. He died on May 16, 1945. His paramount contribution lay in teaching the Bible and showing people how to study the Scripture for themselves. Dr. Morgan was a prolific but profound writer of books, booklets, tracts and articles. Among his best-known books are Parables of the Kingdom; the eleven volumes of the Westminster Pulpit; The Crises of the Christ; the ten-volume work, The Analysed Bible; the Triumphs of Faith series; and An Exposition of the Whole Bible.
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George Campbell Morgan, 1863-1945, Bible Teacher
Written by: Ruckman Posted on: 03/13/2003
George Campbell Morgan 1863-1945 G. Campbell Morgan was born in Tetbury, England, the son of a Baptist minister. His home was one of such genuine piety that in later years he wrote: "While my father could not compel me to be a Christian, I had no choice because of what he did for me and what I saw in him." When Campbell was 10 years old, D.L. Moody came to England for the first time, and the effect of his ministry, combined with the dedication of his parents, made such an im- pression on the life of young Morgan, that at the age of 13, he preached his first sermon. Two years later, he was preach- ing regularly in country chapels during his Sundays and holidays. In 1886, at the age of 23, he left the teaching pro- fession, for which he had been trained, and began devoting his full time to the ministry of the Word of God. He was or- dained to the Congregational ministry in 1890, having been rejected by the Wesleyan Methodists two years before. His reputation as preacher and Bible expositor soon encompassed England and spread to the United States. In 1896, D.L. Moody invited him to lecture to the students at the Moody Bible Institute. This was the first of his 54 crossings of the Atlantic to minister the Word. After the death of Moody in 1899, Morgan assumed the position of director of the Northfield Bible Conference. The many thou- sands of converts from the ministry of Moody needed a teacher of the Bible to strengthen and deepen their faith. G. Camp- bell Morgan became that teacher. After five very successful years there, he returned to England in 1904 and became pastor of Westminster Chapel of London. His preaching and his weekly Friday night Bible clas- ses were attended by thousands. During two years of this min- istry, he was president of Cheshunt College in Cambridge. Leaving Westminster Chapel in 1919, he once again re- turned to the United States, where he conducted an itinerant ministry for 14 years. Many thousands of people heard him preach in nearly every state and also in Canada. Finally, in 1933, he returned to England, where he became pastor of West- minster Chapel again and remained there until his retirement in 1943. He went to be with the Lord on May 16, 1945, at the age of 81. His paramount contribution to the Christian faith lay in teaching the Bible and showing people how to study it for themselves.
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SOME OF G. C. MORGAN'S WRITINGS
Power By The Cross Promise At The Cross Purity By The Cross Peace By The Cross Secret to Waiting on God Word of God Prosperous Word of God Purposeful What Must I do to be Saved? Sanctification Place Growth True Love Waits on God