Andrew Murray
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Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray was a much loved Pastor, appreciated speaker at religious conventions, and a much read writer of devotionally-oriented Christian publications in his day. His popularity continues to this day. Andrew Murray was born in 1828 in Graff Reinet, South Africa. He was the second child of Andrew Murray Sr. (1784-1886) who was a Scottish Presbyterian serving the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa. Andrew’s mother, Maria Susanna Stegman, was of French Huguenot and German Lutheran descent. Murray had an incredible Christian heritage growing up. His father, Andrew Murray, Sr. was a Scottish pioneer minister and evangelical leader of South Africa. He was born into a pious Aberdeenshire family and studied at Aberdeen University, where he felt called to be a missionary to Newfoundland. Murray helped to found what is now the University College of the Orange Free State, and the Stellenbosch Seminary He served as Moderator of the Cape Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church and was president of both the YMCA (1865) and the South Africa General Mission (1888-1917), now the Africa Evangelical Fellowship. He was one of the chief promoters of the call to missions in South Africa. This led to the Dutch Reformed Church missions to blacks in the Transvaal and Malawi. Apart from his evangelistic tours in South Africa, he spoke at the Keswick and Northfield Conventions in 1895, making a great impression upon his British and American audiences. For his contribution to world missions, he was given an honorary doctorate by the universities of Aberdeen (1898) and Cape of Good Hope (1907). Murray pastored churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town, and Wellington, all in South Africa. He was a champion of the South African Revival of 1860. In 1889, he was one of the founders of the South African General Mission (SAGM), along with Martha Osborn and Spencer Walton. Some of his popular writings include:                                                 The Spiritual Life The Master’s Indwelling The Power of the Blood of Christ The Prayer Life Abide in Christ The Ministry of Intercession Absolute Surrender Be Perfect Divine Healing For more info on other Christian Classics please visit: www.thevinedresser.com/classicbooks
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