James Popham

James Kidwell Popham (1847-1937) was a Strict and Particular Baptist preacher. In 1882, he was appointed pastor of the church meeting at Galeed Chapel, Brighton, a position he held for fifty-five years. Between 1905-1935, he served as editor of the Gospel Standard magazine.

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    I Am Thine, Save Me!

    “I am Thine, save me; for I have sought Thy people.”—Psalm 119:94 Many a child of God present may feel that, if he possessed the world, and parting with it would bring into his soul the assurance of his being the Lord's, he would gladly part with it. Oh, what an infinite mercy we see and feel it to be, to belong to God! Well, but some may say, "We do belong to Him as His creatures.'' Yes, you may be saying that in your heart, yet listen to what He Himself says: "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you." It will be a solemn matter for those who, when assembled before the great white throne, hear that "I never knew…

  • James Popham,  Jared Smith On Various Issues

    Moody And Sankey’s Errors, Versus, The Scriptures Of Truth

    Before James Popham was appointed pastor of Galeed Chapel, Brighton (1882), he served seven years as pastor of the church meeting at Shaw Street Chapel, Liverpool. It was at that time he published a pamphlet entitled, “Moody And Sankey’s Errors, Versus, The Scriptures Of Truth.”  Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) was an American Congregational evangelist. Ira D. Sankey (1840-1908) was an American Methodist hymn-writer and soloist. Between the years 1873-1875, these men traveled around the United Kingdom, hosting “evangelistic campaigns”. Sankey attracted the crowds with his singing; Moody “closed the deal” with his “gospel sales pitch”. They held 285 meetings in London alone, with an estimated attendance of two-and-a -half million people. Their message was that of free will works religion, couched in the language of…