Edward Norris Kirk

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Your great employment is to bring the individual souls of men to Christ.

Edward Norris Kirk (August 14, 1802 – March 27, 1874) was a Christian missionary, pastor, teacher, evangelist and writer in the Presbyterian, Congregational and revivalist traditions in the USA. He founded the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Albany, New York, following a schism at the Second Presbyterian Church in the same city, and later served as the first pastor of Mount Vernon Congregational Church (now the Old South Church) in Boston, from 1842 to 1871, where his teaching led to the conversion of renowned evangelist Dwight L. Moody.

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Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)[edit]

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).

  • Other books we may read and criticise. To the Scriptures we must bow the entire soul, with all its faculties.
    • P. 38.
  • Brethren, the Deity was not revealed to gratify our curiosity, or to increase our pride of intellect, but to bring us into relations of affection, submission, and communion with Him.
    • P. 258.
  • Pause, fellow-sinner, fellow man, before that wonderful Being that you find now in the manger, now on the cross; follow His wonderful footsteps; dwell on His words; hear His prayers; gaze on His tears, — nay, on His flowing blood, until you fully and firmly believe, never to doubt it, or forget that God loves us when we do not love Him.
    • P. 271.
  • Your great employment is to bring the individual souls of men to Christ.
    • P. 411.
  • A refusal to believe that God loves us is the unbelief which destroys the soul.
    • P. 607.

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