T. S. Harding (1773-1855) is the second subject in our forthcoming book - A Noble Company, Volume 12, The Canadians

T. S. Harding (1773-1855) is the second subject in our forthcoming book - A Noble Company, Volume 12, The Canadians

24th Jul 2019

It would not be much of an exaggeration to dub Theodore Seth Harding the “Chrysostom of the Maritime Provinces,” for certainly he made his greatest contribution to the development of the Baptist denomination and arguably that of Christianity in general in the Maritime Provinces as one of the most eloquent preachers of his generation. . . .After his transition to ministering as a Calvinistic Baptist, it becomes readily apparent that his preaching deepened and matured, as it was the central feature of his entire ministry. . . .Everywhere he preached, large crowds of people not only listened, but believed the gospel he eloquently and majestically proclaimed. Everything else in which he was engaged fundamentally flowed from his central task of preaching. In fact, it was for the express purpose of training preachers of the Word that Harding supported the founding of Horton Academy, serving as one of its directors, and raising money for this school. In short, Harding viewed himself as one who spoke the oracles of God for the edification of Christ’s church. --Andre Gazal