Richard Hale

Richard Hale (1773-1854) was an Anglican High-Calvinist preacher. He served for many years as Vicar of Harewood.

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    The Solitary Church

    It is worthy of remark that though God, as he went on in his work of creation for five days, and had pronounced each day's work good, yet it was not till the sixth day, after he had made man, the master-piece of his creation, that he said it was very good. "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (Gen. 1:31). Yea, this first man was very good, for he was created in the image of God,—that is, he bore resemblance to God in this, that he was perfectly pure, and free from sin; but, alas, this did not last long, he soon lost it by committing sin! The apostle says, "Sin is the transgression of the law;"…

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    The Word Given, And The World’s Hatred

    “I have given unto them Thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”—John 17:4 These words form part of an address from the Lord Jesus Christ to His Divine Father, and it must be obvious that the persons He speaks of are not all men generally. By referring to the first part of this chapter, we shall find that the persons of whom our Lord speaks in the text, and the whole way through the chapter, were the Father's gift to Him. In the second verse He says, "Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given Him";…

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    The Life And Testimony Of Richard Hale

    Richard Hale was for many years Vicar of Harewood, Yorkshire. He was a most faithful champion for "the truth as it is in Jesus.'' He was one of a family of seventeen children, and was early designed for the ministry. In his youthful days of unregeneracy he was associated with the Prince Regent, afterwards George IV, and it was not until he had been some years a preacher that he was brought to a knowledge of the truth. He had a small wen formed on his foot, which baffled the skill of physicians, and made amputation necessary, and during this affliction the Lord opened his eyes, quickened his soul, and made him a new creature in Christ Jesus, so that when after some absence he…