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Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC
By: Charles Clark Harrah
Excerpt from book: Note 1. Forty-four years ago, at the age of seventeen, I came to feel that life is a serious matter and it must be lived in earnest. There was at that time much controversy between the sects of religion: the outcome of which to myself was, I became a skeptic. My parents were poor and all worked early and late, but by keeping a book at hand for use any minute, I did much valuable reading. When in my twenty-first year I saw the Road of Jesus, besides much topical reading of the Bible, I had read through the Old Testament twice and the New Testament seven times. I got what seemed to me a clear idea of Jesus' religion. It took ten years, in three colleges and two theological seminaries to prepare for the ministry. I preached much during that time: and then continuously for thirty years at Brookfield, Missouri: Monroe, Iowa: Galva, Illinois: Peoria, Illinois: Newton, Iowa: Des Moines, Iowa. After attending the World's Evangelical Alliance, in New York, in 1873, I announced to the congregation in Brookfield, that henceforth my efforts would be given to unite the religious sects and make the church in reality a Brotherhood. Every church where I have preached, has welcomed all disciples of Jesus without regard to creeds. I bear witness to the liberty, equality, and fraternity in - these churches, where there never was a division, and good works were O" abundant. The Year Books show that no Congregational churches had a I more healthy growth. These many years have given me a much clearer -- understanding of that first view of the Gospel, which led me to yield my life to God. As I came to understand it better it helped me more and I .. was made the instrument to help others. Several years ago, I formed ths plan to print this book, to send to all the families where I had pr...