What Do You Know About Smith Wigglesworth?

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  1. Bro. Jeff

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    I'm sure some of you will find this interesting. Until recently I'd been unaware of the life of this man but was confronted by a person who held him in high regard.

    As a non-charismatic I find my self quite skeptical (an understatement) about his claims regarding healing and raising people from the dead yet I would like to know more about his life, beliefs, etc.

    I post this topic because his name generates a great number of hits in a search engine, yet one stuggles to find a thorough overview of his life, documentation of his "miracles", or a discussion of his theology.

    Therefore I turn to the message boards, hoping that some can point me in the right direction for information on the man.

    Thanks ahead of time.
     
  2. micahaaron

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    Concerning Smith Wigglesworth...

    In the Assembly of God archive.
    Smith Wigglesworth wrote 177 articles for the Pentecostal Evangel magazine after the turn of 20th Century.
    Here is a short list of some.
    Periodicals:
    Advanced Pentecostal Evangel Word and Witness Confidence The Pentecost Heritage Latter Rain Evangel


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    'Be not afraid, only believe.' Wigglesworth, Smith PE 1 Jul-16-1927
    'Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses.' Wigglesworth, Smith PE 2 May-12-1923
    'I am the Lord that healeth thee' Wigglesworth, Smith PE 2 Apr-03-1943
    'Like precious faith.' Wigglesworth, Smith PE 2 May-13-1933
    'Words of this life.' Wigglesworth, Smith PE 3 Dec-23-1922
    About the gifts of the Spirit. Wigglesworth, Smith PE 1 Oct-27-1928
    Active life of the Spirit-filled believer Wigglesworth, Smith PE 2 Aug-17-1940
    Aflame for God Wigglesworth, Smith PE 5 Oct-17-1942
    After you have received power Wigglesworth, Smith PE 2 Mar-01-1941
    Baptism of the Spirit. Wigglesworth, Smith PE 4 Sep-16-1973
    Be not afraid, only believe Wigglesworth, Smith PE 3 Apr-05-1947
    Bible evidence of the baptism of the Spirit. Wigglesworth, Smith PE 1 May-27-1922
    Bible, the Book of books Wigglesworth, Smith PE 1 Apr-11-1936
    Blessing in New Zealand. PE 7 Jan-05-1924
    By faith Wigglesworth, Smith PE 4 Apr-21-1945
    Concerning spiritual gifts. Wigglesworth, Smith PE 6 Jun-02-1923
    Dare to believe and to command Wigglesworth, Smith PE 3 May-08-1948
    Dare to believe, then command Wigglesworth, Smith PE 4 Mar-30-1940
    Deliverance to the captives. Wigglesworth, Smith PE 6 Feb-17-1923
    Discerning of spirits. Wigglesworth, Smith PE 2 Dec-08-1923
    Dominant faith Wigglesworth, Smith PE 4 Dec-30-1939
    Evangelist Smith Wigglesworth in South Africa Du Plessis, David J. PE 12 Feb-27-1937
    Faith in the living Word Wigglesworth, Smith PE 2 Mar-11-1944
    Faith that delivers Wigglesworth, Smith PE 4 Jun-21-1941
    Full of the Holy Ghost. Wigglesworth, Smith PE 1 May-28-1932
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    1 to 25 of 177

    Gospel Publishing has autobiographies and books he wrote. http://gospelpublishing.com/
     
  3. LadyEagle

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    Don't expect this thread to go far....

    What I mean is, you're posting on a board that has members who regularly bash Scofield, Larkin, Jack Hyles, John R. Rice, and other men of God who devoted their lives to study of God's Word and ministry.

    Doubt if someone who has REAL faith that God is able to heal and raise from the dead will get much applause around here. :rolleyes:

    It must be the video games they were raised on....
     
  4. go2church

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    No, just the bible we read
     
  5. Tractster

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    Today there a quite a few books out on Wigglesworth, the British plumber turned evangelist. The most popular one is "Apostle of Faith."

    He was uneducated and never read any book except the bible. He never wrote anything, but had many of his sermons recorded and published.

    He was very popular with the Assemblies of God and even complimented by the late great Donald Gee(Gee was like the Jack Hayford of the UK in his day). At the same time, Gee and others criticised Wigglesworth for his harsh methods in praying for the sick.

    While I believe that Smith Wigglesworth was a powerful man of God, I also believe that writers have exaggerated some of his experiences.

    Let's face it. Telling about "the Big Fish" is always a temptation.

    Roscoe
     
  6. Tractster

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    Great references!

    Roscoe
     
  7. micahaaron

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    Great references!

    Roscoe
    </font>[/QUOTE]Thanks,
    for the link of the archive where I found it.
    http://www.agheritage.org/ Anyone can become a member and register to login. Great resources from the Pentecostal side of Christianity.
     

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