Skip to comments.100 million heard him preach! Billy Sunday-"The devil says I'm out, but the Lord says I'm safe."
Posted on 02/17/2016 6:58:47 AM PST by stars & stripes foreverEdited on 02/17/2016 7:02:02 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
A baseball star, Billy Sunday played for the Chicago White Stockings in the 1880's and later the Philadelphia Phillies.
Born during the Civil War in a log cabin in Iowa, his father, who was a Union Army soldier, died of pneumonia when Billy was a month old. At age 15, Billy Sunday struck out on his own, working several jobs before playing baseball.
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See his famous sermon against “booze”, and just substitute “drugs”, and you have America today.
“Listen! Seventy-five per cent of our idiots come from intemperate parents, 80 per cent of the paupers, 82 per cent of the crime is committed by men under the influence of liquor, 90 per cent of the adult criminals are whiskey made. . .
“Archbishop Ireland, the famous Roman Catholic of St. Paul, said of social crime “that 75 per cent is caused by drink and 80 per cent of the poverty.” I go to a family and it is broken up and I say, “what caused this?” Drink!
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“Look at Kansas. It is dry. In 85 of 105 counties in Kansas there is not one idiot. In 38 counties they have not a single pauper in the poorhouse, and there are only 600 dependents in the whole State. In 65 counties in Kansas they did not have a single prisoner in the county jails in the year 1912, and in some of the counties the grand jury hasn’t been called to try a criminal case in 10 years.”
Substitute “drugs” for the above...
If only Pastors in Bible believing churches would rise up with the same fervor for souls and righteous living as Bill Sunday.
My great grandfather traveled with Evangelist Billy Sunday as his advance coordinator on the “sawdust trail.” He helped set up the huge tent meetings across the country.
[My great grandfather traveled with Evangelist Billy Sunday as his advance coordinator on the ‘sawdust trail.’]
What a blessing to have that history in your family lineage.
Thank you. His name was Albert P. Gill. I attended an event at the Billy Sunday Tabernacle in Warsaw, Indiana, in the late 60s to hear the Rev. Billy Graham (who was inspired by Billy Sunday). Graham was magnificant. The tabernacle with its sawdust floor was on fire with inspiration.
I was a young news reporter at the time and have never forgotten the magnetism of Graham. Even cynical MSM reporters were moved to “come on down” when the invitation was issued.
Don't put any stock in the man who gets up in Congress, says he is a temperance man in the next breathe says prohibition is a state affair. If it is a state affair why doesn't the United States government divide the $225,000,000 revenue it collected last year with the States?
Pennsylvania produced 8,800,876 gallons of beer last year, more than any other state in the union except New York. It ranked fifth in the production of whiskey producing 8,489,062 gallons. I say the temperance question is as much a national question as slavery was in the days of '61.
When I was in college my elderly landlady told me that she went to one of billy Sunday’s revivals and heard him preach.
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