The 8th essay in The British Particular Baptists, Volume 1 Revised, is on Edward Harrison (ca.1618-ca.1673)

The 8th essay in The British Particular Baptists, Volume 1 Revised, is on Edward Harrison (ca.1618-ca.1673)

24th Apr 2019

What, then, did Edward Harrison leave behind when he departed this world for the one to come? First of all, Harrison left a good name. . . .William Russel calls him “. . .the late Pious, Prudent, Laborious, Learned, Faithful Pastor of the Church, formerly meeting at Petty France.” . . . Secondly, Harrison left a good church. The health of the church hangs not upon the work of a man but upon the finished work and continued care of the Great Shepherd of the sheep, Jesus Christ himself. However, the Lord Christ uses means to accomplish his ends, and primary among those means are the gifts he gives to particular churches in the form of faithful under-shepherds (Eph. 4:11-16). . . . Finally, Harrison left a good example. . . .It is not only his principles and his practices that attract, but his spirit of conviction and endeavor. He shows an ardent piety married to an earnest ministry, a humble determination to make faith and life correspond at every point. At the core of such a ministry was his relationship with his Savior. . . . His was often a painful life. There were many trials and tribulations. Harrison was persuaded that he was following in the footsteps of the earliest believers, who were warned and encouraged, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14.22). --Jeremy Walker