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H.A. Ironside (1876-1951), three days afer his conversion at age 14, gave his first public testimony at a Salvation Army meeting. Shortly afterward, he began preaching and became known as "the boy preacher of Los Angeles."  Although he had little formal education and was never ordained, he traveled for well over fifty years as a home missionary, evangelist, and Bible teacher. A prolific writer, he contributed regularly to various Christian periodicals and journals in addition to publishing over eighty books and pamphlets. His writings included addresses or commentaries on the entire New Testament, all of the prophetic books of the Old Testament, and a great many volumes on specific themes and subjects.  Though considering himself a dispensationalist, he rejected many of its tenets including the belief, common today, that the gospel according to the Gospel accounts (including the call to repent and bring forth fruits suitable for repentance) was for kingdom Jews and not for the church; thus, he strongly emphasized a thorough and lifelong repentance to be a basic ingredient of Christian faith.   After some time with the Salvation Army, he later joined the Plymouth Brethren. After 1924 he held meetings continually under the auspices of Moody Bible Institute, going often as visiting faculty to Dallas Theological Seminary. For eighteen years of ministry (1930-1948), he was pastor of the Moody Memorial Church in Chicago. He died on January 16, 1951, while on a preaching tour in New Zealand.

What is Biblical Repentance?

From Except Ye Repent

by H.A. Ironside

What Repentance is Not

What Repentance Is

Which Comes First, Repentance or Faith?

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