Stating “the peculiar value of these ancient writings for the present time is that they inspire hope in those who read,” Morgan believes that the Old Testament Scriptures, although written for the age in which they were born, provide pertinent insight and build faith for all who study them today. It is on the basis of this belief that he wrote Living Messages of the Books of the Bible, Vol. 1: Old Testament.
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G. Campbell Morgan (1863-1945), was a contemporary of Rodney “Gipsy” Smith, preached his first sermon at age 13. He was the pastor of Westminster Chapel in London from 1904-1919 and then from 1933-1943, pausing for a brief period between those timeframes to work at Biola in Los Angeles. In 1939, he began to mentor Martyn Lloyd-Jones, who would eventually become his successor. Morgan’s essay entitled The Purposes of the Incarnation are included in a collection called The Fundamentals, a set of 90 essays that is widely considered to be the foundation of the modern Fundamentalist movement.