Brethren Archive

Robert Robinson

Born: 27th September 1735
Died: 9th June 1790

Intro, Biographical Information, Notes etc:

Born: Swaffham, Norfolk, United Kingdom.
"I was born again on Sabbbath, May 24, 1752, by means of the powerful preaching of George Whitfield.  Having experienced the pains of a new birth for two years and seven months,  I found full and free forgiveness through the precious blood of Christ on Tuesday, December 10, 1755.  To Him be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen."
Was he prone to wander and had he left the God he loved?  He eventually began preaching against the deity of Christ.  One day, he en­count­ered a wo­man who was stu­dy­ing a hymn­al, and she asked how he liked the hymn she was hum­ming.  In tears, he re­plied, "Madam, I am the poor un­hap­py man who wrote that hymn ma­ny years ago, and I would give a thou­sand worlds, if I had them, to en­joy the feel­ings I had then."
Died: Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Burial: Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, West Midlands, England.

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