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  1. rockytopva

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    Well… My web site at YouTube.com/rockytopva has went over 3 million views:

    https://www.youtube.com/c/rockytopva/about


    I at first was posting TV ministers until they filed copyright infringement against me and I almost took it down. One day I was laying on my bed and I heard a voice speak to me saying, “Upload more RW Schambach.” I did just that and it went well. I find the more one does to encourage faith the better a video does.
     
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    Congrats. I hope that means you get paid.

    May God bless your ministry. As Paul said, as long as the gospel s preached, I am full of joy.(or words to that effect)

    peace to you
     
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    RW Schambach would put up tents in the middle of ghettos and there have revivals. I used to love listening to them on AM radio.
     
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    I am getting over 50 views a month in China. I pray that a Christian revival breaks out there.
     
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    rocky, are you aware that Christianity in China is growing faster than at the beginning of the early church? Between China and Iran there is a large moving of the Spirit of God. In China the majority are Calvinist/Presbyterian based. I think this may be because of the large Presbyterian presence in Korea and the great efforts of the church in Korea to evangelize the East.
     
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    15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
    16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
    17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
    18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. - Philippians 1
     
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    rocky, your verses have absolutely nothing to do with our conversation other than to reveal your deep prejudice.
     
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    Where do you find that in the bible? Didn't Jesus say...

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. - John 14:12
     
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    I have made no money on those videos and don't like it when folks turn the gospel into a money making racket.
     
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    Yes, that is from the Bible

    it means greater in that His works will be done all over the Earth not just in Palestine.
     
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    I Tim 6:5 says that those “who preach that gain is godliness from such withdraw thyself”. Right?

    gty
     
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    Schambach nor myself did not gain from ministry. There is a wonderful power though not to be turned away. But we have those who will discourage faith...

    Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. - 1 Timothy 3:5
     
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    I don't think anyone is suggesting that you get "rich" off your ministry. However, making expenses from donations is another matter all toghether. Keeping in mind Hudson Taylor's dictum:
    God's work
    Done God's way
    Will never lack God's supply.​
     
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    Bob Jones did a movie on the Robert Sheffey in which they robbed him of all his saint like qualities... That is South Carolina for ya!

    The Bob Jones University did a movie on the late Robert Sheffey, in which, I hope it was remembered, “He could say the oddest things, hold the most unique interviews with God, break forth in the most unexpected spasms of praise, use the homeliest illustrations, do the funniest things and go through with the most grotesque performances of any man born of woman. It was just "Bob" Sheffy, and nobody thought anything of what he did and said, except to let him have his own way and do exactly as he pleased. In anybody else it would not have been tolerated for a moment. In fact, he acted more like a crazy man than otherwise, but he was wonderful in a meeting. He would stir the people, crowd the mourner's bench with crying penitents and have genuine conversions by the score. I doubt if any man in all that conference has as many souls to his credit in the Lamb's Book of Life as old "Bob" Sheffy.”
     
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    And more on Robert Sheffey omitted from the movie....

    Camp Meeting in Virginia around the old, Methodist Episcopal Church South mourners bench! Dear to me is this chapter of the book because I experienced so much of the wonderful things the author talks about in this work! The Life of George Clark Rankin, who himself became a circuit rider, and beginning on page 239 tells of the old Saint of the Wilderness, Robert Sheffey, in which the Bob Jones University also did a movie on...

    I passed my examinations and that year I was sent to the Wytheville Station and Circuit. That was adjoining my former charge. We reached the old parsonage on the pike just out of Wytheville as Rev. B. W. S. Bishop moved out. Charley Bishop was then a little tow-headed boy. He is now the learned Regent of Southwestern University. The parsonage was an old two-and-a-half-story structure with nine rooms and it looked a little like Hawthorne's house with the seven gables. It was the lonesomest-looking old house I ever saw. There was no one there to meet us, for we had not notified anybody of the time we would arrive.

    Think of taking a young bride to that sort of a mansion! But she was brave and showed no sign of disappointment. That first night we felt like two whortleberries in a Virginia tobacco wagonbed. We had room and to spare, but it was scantily furnished with specimens as antique as those in Noah's ark. But in a week or so we were invited out to spend the day with a good family, and when we went back we found the doors fastened just as we had left them, but when we entered a bedroom was elegantly furnished with everything modern and the parlor was in fine shape. The ladies had been there and done the work. How much does the preacher owe to the good women of the Church!

    The circuit was a large one, comprising seventeen appointments. They were practically scattered all over the county. I preached every other day, and never less than twice and generally three times on Sunday.

    I had associated with me that year a young collegemate, Rev. W. B. Stradley. He was a bright, popular fellow, and we managed to give Wytheville regular Sunday preaching. Stradley became a great preacher and died a few years ago while pastor of Trinity Church, Atlanta, Georgia. We were true yokefellows and did a great work on that charge, held fine revivals and had large ingatherings.

    The famous Cripple Creek Campground was on that work. They have kept up campmeetings there for more than a hundred years. It is still the great rallying point for the Methodists of all that section. I have never heard such singing and preaching and shouting anywhere else in my life. I met the Rev. John Boring there and heard him preach. He was a well-known preacher in the conference; original, peculiar, strikingly odd, but a great revival preacher.

    One morning in the beginning of the service he was to preach and he called the people to prayer. He prayed loud and long and told the Lord just what sort of a meeting we were expecting and really exhorted the people as to their conduct on the grounds. Among other things, he said we wanted no horse- trading and then related that just before kneeling he had seen a man just outside the encampment looking into the mouth of a horse and he made such a peculiar sound as he described the incident that I lifted up my head to look at him, and he was holding his mouth open with his hands just as the man had done in looking into the horse's mouth! But he was a man of power and wrought well for the Church and for humanity.

    The rarest character I ever met in my life I met at that campmeeting in the person of Rev. Robert Sheffy, known as "Bob" Sheffy. He was recognized all over Southwest Virginia as the most eccentric preacher of that country. He was a local preacher; crude, illiterate, queer and the oddest specimen known among preachers. But he was saintly in his life, devout in his experience and a man of unbounded faith. He wandered hither and thither over that section attending meetings, holding revivals and living among the people. He was great in prayer, and Cripple Creek campground was not complete without "Bob" Sheffy. They wanted him there to pray and work in the altar.

    He was wonderful with penitents. And he was great in following up the sermon with his exhortations and appeals. He would sometimes spend nearly the whole night in the straw with mourners; and now and then if the meeting lagged he would go out on the mountain and spend the entire night in prayer, and the next morning he would come rushing into the service with his face all aglow shouting at the top of his voice. And then the meeting always broke loose with a floodtide.

    He could say the oddest things, hold the most unique interviews with God, break forth in the most unexpected spasms of praise, use the homeliest illustrations, do the funniest things and go through with the most grotesque performances of any man born of woman.

    It was just "Bob" Sheffy, and nobody thought anything of what he did and said, except to let him have his own way and do exactly as he pleased. In anybody else it would not have been tolerated for a moment. In fact, he acted more like a crazy man than otherwise, but he was wonderful in a meeting. He would stir the people, crowd the mourner's bench with crying penitents and have genuine conversions by the score. I doubt if any man in all that conference has as many souls to his credit in the Lamb's Book of Life as old "Bob" Sheffy.

    At the close of that year in casting up my accounts I found that I had received three hundred and ninety dollars for my year's work, and the most of this had been contributed in everything except money. It required about the amount of cash contributed to pay my associate and the Presiding Elder. I got the chickens, the eggs, the butter, the ribs and backbones, the corn, the meat, and the Presiding Elder and Brother Stradley had helped us to eat our part of the quarterage. Well, we kept open house and had a royal time, even if we did not get much ready cash. We lived and had money enough to get a good suit of clothes and to pay our way to conference. What more does a young Methodist preacher need or want? We were satisfied and happy, and these experiences are not to be counted as unimportant assets in the life and work of a Methodist circuit rider.
     
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    Quotes above by the Georgian George Clark Rankin
     
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    Very much true when it is indeed God's work.
     
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    I like the old holiness ways as portrayed in the Robert Sheffey story and in the John Bunyan works. So... Why am I not recommending a denomination? Probably because they are minus so many of the good holiness ways they began with.
     
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    Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.
    ~ 1 Timothy 1:6-7
     
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