“EXPECT GREAT THINGS FROM GOD. ATTEMPT GREAT THINGS FOR GOD.”
This Sunday we will celebrate William Carey’s life. He was born on August 17, 1761 which means this weak would be his 248th birthday!
“If it be the duty of all men to believe the Gospel … then it be the duty of those who are entrusted with the Gospel to endeavor to make it known among all nations.”
Here are some things that have been said about him:
“He, with a few contemporaries, was almost singlehanded in conquering the prevailing indifference and hostility to missionary effort; Carey developed a plan for missions, and printed his amazing Enquiry; he influenced timid and hesitating men to take steps to the evangelizing of the world.”
George Adam Smith asserts, “It is no exaggeration to call Carey one of the greatest of God’s Englishmen.”
A. T. Pierson says of Carey, “With little teaching, he became learned. Poor himself, he made millions rich. By birth obscure, he rose to unsought eminence. And seeking only to follow the Lord’s leading, he led forward the Lord’s hosts.”
“The Christian Church,” according to J. D. Freeman, “owes more to William Carey and his mission than to any other man or movement since the days of Paul. He gave her a new horizon, kindled within her a new life and soul. Upon the trellis of the Mission Enterprise, the Church’s vine has run over the wall. It has given her a southern exposure, through which she has felt at her heart the thrill of a new vitality, while bearing on her outmost branches a burden of precious fruit for the vintage of the skies.”