Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1790-1833) was a Particular Baptist preacher, subscribing to high views of sovereign grace. He was appointed pastor of the church meeting at Leicester, while carrying on an extensive itinerate ministry.

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    The Life And Ministry Of Thomas Hardy

    Mr. T. Hardy was born July 22, 1790, at a house on the road leading to Kirby-Muxloe, four miles from Leicester, with a twin sister, bearing a striking likeness to each other, not only in features, but in other respects; both enrolled in the book of life, and brought to seek salvation from a sense of deep necessity about the same time. The Sovereign Lord has also snatched from the ruins of the fall several others of the same family. The twin sister is still living; but afflicted at times with nervous affections, as was the case with her brother Thomas, for the most part of his life.

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    The Life And Testimony Of Thomas Hardy

    Another Leicester minister of this period was Thomas Hardy (1790-1833), an able and laborious servant of Christ, chiefly known now by his two volumes of Letters, edited by his personal friend, Matthew Hutchinson. They are couched in masculine and expressive language, and have comforted and fed many of God's poor and needy people. He was especially great in his expositions of the Word, and exhibited an invincible repugnance to everything new in religion. He invariably dwelt in his ministry and conversation upon those things which were calculated to unite the family of God; hence partisanship and sectarianism, as such, were foreign to him. It is noteworthy how widely useful has been the ministry of letters, and how at this period especially God endowed His servants…