John Fothergill

John Fothergill

John Fothergill (1676-1745) was a true minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, made so by the Spirit of God, and not by the will or wisdom of man. As a young man, he took the yoke of his Master upon himself, learned to bear it faithfully, and so experientially knew what it was to “be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the Spirit” (1 Pet. 4:6). Constrained by the love of Christ, his life was poured out in the service of the gospel, traveling all over England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland on several occasions, and crossing the seas three times to visit the colonies in America. John Fothergill was the father of Samuel Fothergill (the well-known Quaker minister) and Dr. John Fothergill, the famous doctor and botanist.

My heart groans within me, that it may continually be your, and all our care, to labor with due watchfulness, to walk humbly before Him, to feel after His living power, and to bear His yoke resignedly and cheerfully; that thereby we may be crucified to the world, with the evils and hurtful friendships of it.

- John Fothergill

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John Fothergill (1676-1745) was a true minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, made so by the Spirit of God, and not by the will or wisdom of man. As a young man, he took the yoke of his Master upon himself, learned to bear it faithfully, and so experientially knew what it was to “be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the Spirit” (1 Pet. 4:6). Constrained by the love of Christ, his life was poured out in the service of the gospel, traveling all over England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland on several occasions, and crossing the seas three times to visit the colonies in America. John Fothergill was the father of Samuel Fothergill (the well-known Quaker minister) and Dr. John Fothergill, the famous doctor and botanist.

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The Life and Letters of John Fothergill
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The Life and Letters of John Fothergill

John Fothergill

The Life and Letters of John Fothergill

An account of the life and travels in the work of the ministry of John Fothergill, to which are added a large collection of epistles to friends and churches in Great Britain and America.

  • 248 pages
  • journal, letters
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“I have found it my duty and great advantage to place in view my worthy father, and in matters of importance, or dubious cases, to consult what would have pleased him, who was ripe in experience and judgment.”

Samuel Fothergill

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The Life and Letters of Samuel Fothergill

Samuel Fothergill

Although Samuel Fothergill (son of John Fothergill) turned from the Lord at a young age and began to “drink up iniquity as an ox drinks water,” he was at length pierced to the heart with a sight of his rebellion, and so whole-heartedly turned back to the Lord that he became an eminent minister in his day, walking in the footsteps of his worthy father.

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