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S.B. Shaw
1854-1941

      Solomon Benjamin Shaw was a Methodist Episcopal minister, historian, essayist and editor. Solomon and Etta Ellen were married McBride, Montcalm County, Michigan. Solomon resided in Chicago, llinois for a time before taking up his principal residence in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

      During the period 1877 to 1901, much controversy erupted in Protestant Christianity over the matter of 'holiness' movements. Solomon Benjamin Shaw as editor of theMichigan Holiness Record, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended conventions trying to deal with the subject, convened in Cincinnati and New York (1877); Jacksonville, Illinois (1880); Round Lake, New York (1882); Chicago 1885; and again in Chicago in 1901.

      Rev. Shaw labored on what he referred to as the "undenominational line". This stand constituted a middle ground
      between the association plan favored by the denomination-oriented members of the National and the independent
      congregationalists of the movement. "Our work is not to build up or tear down churches, but to save souls and to lead God's people into the glorious experience of entire sanctification regardless of denominational lines," he said.

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BookChildren's Edition of Touching Incidents: Introduction and Preface
       Children's Edition of TOUCHING INCIDENTS and REMARKABLE ANSWERS TO PRAYER COMPILED BY S. B. SHAW FIRST PREFACE For many years in our work among children, we have felt the need of something similar to this book. The cuts are made especially for this work. Pictures in this book will suggest thoughts of God and heaven and awaken desires t ...read
Children's Edition of Touching Incidents: Part 1
       ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH Truthfulness is a mark of Christianity. The heathen go astray, speaking lies as soon as they are born. In China a mother will give her boy a reward for the best falsehood that he can tell. Beginning so early, and regarding it such a fine thing to tell wrong stories, they become skillful in falsehoods. Some parents in Christ ...read
Children's Edition of Touching Incidents: Part 2
       A CHILD'S PRAYER ANSWERED The following touching incident which drew tears from my eyes, was related to me a short time since, by a dear friend who had it from an eyewitness of the same. It occurred in the great city of New York, on one of the coldest days in February. A little boy about ten years old was standing before a shoe-store in Broadwa ...read
Children's Edition of Touching Incidents: Part 3
       How a Little Girl Utilized the Telephone A mother living not very far from the post-office in this city, tired with watching over a sick baby, came down stairs for a moment the other day for a few second's rest. She heard the voice of her little, four-year-old girl in the hall by herself, and, curious to know to whom she was talking, stopped for ...read
Children's Edition of Touching Incidents: Part 4
       "I DON'T LOVE YOU NOW, MOTHER" A great many years ago, I knew a lady who had been sick for two years, as you have seen many a one, all the while slowly dying with consumption. She had one child--a little boy named Henry. One afternoon I was sitting by her side and it seemed as if she would cough her life away. Her little boy stood by the post o ...read
Children's Edition of Touching Incidents: Part 5
       A WONDERFUL CHILDREN'S MEETING Several years ago, when residing at G----, we became acquainted with Sister W---- who was especially fond of children. Her own were grown, and desiring to make a home for some homeless child, she went to the county farm, where there were several, in search of one. Among the children there she found a beautiful, lit ...read
BookDying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved: Introduction
       DYING TESTIMONIES OF SAVED AND UNSAVED By Solomon Benjamin Shaw Gathered From Authentic Sources By Rev. S. B. Shaw Author Of Touching Incidents Remarkable Answers To Prayer God's Financial Plan, Etc. "And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, tha ...read
Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved: Testimonies 1 to 25
       001 -- TRIUMPHANT DEATH OF IGNATIUS Ignatius, one of the ancient fathers of the church, was born in Syria, and brought up under the care of the Apostle John. About the year 67, he became bishop of Antioch. In this important station he continued about 40 years, both an honor and a safeguard to the Christian religion; undaunted in the midst of ver ...read
Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved: Testimonies 26 to 50
       026 -- THE AWFUL END OF A BACKSLIDER The following is a short account of the life and death of William Pope, of Bolton, in Lancashire. He was at one time a member of the Methodist Society, and was a saved and happy man. His wife, a devoted saint, died triumphantly. After her death his zeal for religion declined, and by associating with back-slid ...read
Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved: Testimonies 51 to 75
       051 -- LAST WORDS OF JOHN HUS, THE MARTYR The great Bohemian reformer and martyr, John Hus, was born in 1369. He was burned at the stake as a heretic in Constance, Germany, July 6, 1415. When arriving at the place of execution, he prayed, "Into Thy hands, O Lord, do I commit my spirit. Thou hast redeemed me, O most good and faithful God. Lord Je ...read
Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved: Testimonies 76 to 100
       076 -- "MURDER! MURDER! MURDER!" When Mr. R____, from Baltimore, was seized with cholera, he sent for me to come and see him, and said to me when I entered his room, "My wife, who is a Christian woman, has been writing me ever since I came here to make your acquaintance and attend your church, but I have not done it; and what is worse, I am abou ...read
Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved: Testimonies 101 to 125
       101 -- "I SEE THE HEAVENS OPENED AND MILLIONS OF BRIGHT ANGELS READY TO RECEIVE US." Baudicon Oguier was a martyr burned at the stake with his father, mother and brother in the year of our Lord 1556. When chained to the stake, he turned his eyes toward the father and said, "Be of good courage, father, the worst will be passed by-and-by. Behold, ...read
Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved: Testimonies 126 to 150
       126 -- THE ATHEIST, HOBBES -- I AM ABOUT TO TAKE A LEAP IN THE DARK." Thomas Hobbes was born at Malmesbury, in Wiltshire, England, April 5, 1588; died at Hardwick. Hall, in Devonshire, December 4, 1679. He was educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, and spent the first part of his life, up to 1637, as tutor in various noble families, often traveling ...read
Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved: Testimonies 151 to 200
       151 -- JEREMIAH EVERTS -- "O, WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL! GLORY! JESUS REIGNETH!" This American author and editor was corresponding secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for foreign missions. He was born in Vermont in 1781, and died in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1831, at the age of fifty years. In his last moments he exclaimed, "O, won ...read
Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved: Testimonies 201 to 236
       201 -- BISHOP HANBY -- "I AM IN THE MIDST OF GLORY!" Bishop Hanby was a devoted preacher of the United Brethren Church. -- Editor. Awhile before he died the bishop was observed, by his daughter who sat near his couch, to be weeping. "What is it father?" was the tender inquiry. "Oh, I am so happy," was the reply. "My long, toilsome journey is n ...read
ArticleMoody's Baptism with the Holy Ghost
      I first saw Mr. Moody in 1876. He was conducting a noonday meeting at Farewell Hall. When I entered the room, I beheld a large number of clergymen on the platform and I said to a brother minister by my side: "Do you see that large man near the organ? That is Mr. Moody." He replied, "How do you know, have you seen him before?" I replied, "No, but I ...read
ArticleOur Desperate Need
      Is it not time to cry aloud and spare not, to lift up our voice like a trumpet, and show the people of God their transgressions, and the house of Jacob their sins? Surely the need beside which every other need sinks into insignificance is an old-time revival. We are no pessimists. We do not for a moment lose sight of the fact that the foundatio ...read
BookTouching Incidents: Introduction and Preface
       TOUCHING INCIDENTS AND REMARKABLE ANSWERS TO PRAYER, AS RELATED BY John B. Gough D. L. Moody, Bishop Bowman, LL.D A. B. Earle, D.D. Mrs. Mary Grant Cramer Charles G. Finney, James H. Potts, D.D. S. A. Keene, D.D. Mathew Hale Smith S. I. Prime, D.D. John Wesley, C. H. Spurgeon, D.D. T. De Witt Talmage, D.D. Mrs. Maggie Van Cott, George Mull ...read
Touching Incidents: Part 1
       THE CHILD-HEROINE OF NEW BRUNSWICK. We have read a touching incident about three little children, who, last autumn, late in the season, wandered alone in a dreary region of New Brunswick. The sun had already sunk in the west, and the gloom of evening was spreading itself over the surrounding country. The night came on fast; and feeling sure tha ...read
Touching Incidents: Part 2
       PREVAILING PRAYER FOR A REVIVAL, We knew a preacher, still living, who was appointed to the charge of a church in Springfield, Ill. The church seemed very much depressed. It's life was at a low ebb. It was in the midst of the harvest, in the hot weather, when things seemed most depressed. The pastor, a holy man of God, announced on Sabbath eveni ...read

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