William and Catherine Booth:
Founders of The Salvation Army
Have you received Christ as your Lord and Saviour?
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Tell others about Jesus like William and Catherine Booth did:
Though not all Christians are called to the ministry of an Evangelist, we are all called by God to share our faith (witness) with those who are not Christians. Some Bible verses that you will find helpful for doing this, and that you may want to commit to memory are found on other pages on our web site (see: Memory Verses; 2nd Set: Salvation!, Plan of Salvation, and Statement of Faith). _________________
By Helen K. Hosier
" I am for the world's salvation; I will quarrel with no means that promises help."
To take the Gospel to Whomever Would Listen
Refusing to be limited by tradition, William and Catherine Booth set out in 1861 to take the gospel to whomever would listen. Their small independent ministry in the East End of London would ultimately grow into an international army for the Lord.
Using street meetings, parades, marching bands, and posters, the Booths and their followers attracted people who felt unwelcomed by traditional churches. Eventually called The Salvation Army, William and Catherine's ministry touched the poor, the destitute, and the addicted with the love of Christ.
"It is not a question of who you are or what you are, but of whether God controls you..."
Fiercely dedicated to obeying God's leading, neither William nor Catherine was swayed by the opposition of political or religious leaders. Their hearts were set on freeing captive souls, no matter what the cost.
"It is not a question of who you are or what you are, but of whether God ______________________________
Cover Illustration © 1998 Dick Bobnick
controls you," observed Dr. Wilbur Chapman after an interview with William Booth. God did control the lives of William and Catherine Booth, and the work this determined couple established continues to this day. ______________________________
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