Robert Hall, Sr. (1728-1791) is the 3rd essay in The British Particular Baptists, Volume 5, to be released mid-February

Robert Hall, Sr. (1728-1791) is the 3rd essay in The British Particular Baptists, Volume 5, to be released mid-February

29th Jan 2020

Shortly after his death, Hall’s close friend, Andrew Fuller, described his ministry and character with these words:

"His ministry in the hands of God was effectual to the conversion of great numbers; and in this particular he was distinguished in a manner not very common. . .But it was not only in the pulpit that he shone; in his private sphere of action as a christian, his virtues were not less distinguished than his talents as a minister. Deep devotion and unaffected humility entered far into this part of his character. . . His talents and virtues were in some measure concealed from the world, and almost entirely from himself, by a veil of the most unaffected modesty. He was never so happy as when he was permitted to sit in the shade, though the high opinion entertained of his abilities seldom allowed him that indulgence. It would be difficult to conceive a human mind more completely purged from the leaven of pride or of envy. . . He had failings, no doubt, (for who is free?) but they were scarcely ever suffered to influence his conduct, or to throw even a transient shade over the splendour of his character. Upon the whole, if a strong and penetrating genius, simplicity of manners, integrity of heart, fidelity in friendship, and all these virtues consecrated by a piety the most ardent and sincere on the high altar of devotion, have any claim to respect, the memory of [Robert Hall, Sr.] will long be cherished. . ." --Michael A. G. Haykin