Frank Gibbs Allen, founder of the Old Path Guide, of Louisville, Ky., was born near LaGrange, Ky., Oldham county, March 7, 1836. In September, 1856, he married Miss Jennie Maddox, daughter of an elder of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ, in Oldham in county, and a few years later, under the influence of Mrs. Allen, became a member of the Church of Christ.
Possibly, however, the most important and far-reaching effort of his life, was the establishment of "The Old Path Guide, in Louisville, Kentucky, 1879. This was, at first, in magazine form, and appeared monthly. During the remainder of his life, he gave to it his ripest thought, and the power of his prolific and trenchant pen was felt throughout the South. There was later consolidated with it The Apostolic Times, of Lexington, and other forces joined him, but his spirit was readily the dominant factor in the growth and success of the paper, which, at the time of his death, was easily the leading religious paper of the South, and held rank with any then published throughout the brotherhood.
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Autobiography of Frank G. Allen - Table of Contents
FRANK G. ALLEN,
Minister of the Gospel
SELECTIONS FROM HIS WRITINGS
President of the College of the Bible, Lexington, Ky.
GUIDE PRINTING & PUBLISHING CO.
To all who love the Old Paths,
In Memory of One Who Found Them
Culture and Christianity: Their Relation and Necessity
[An Address Delivered Before Eminence College, June 8, 1877.]
There are periods in our history which form the oases in the desert of life. In one of these our spirits are to-day refreshed. Its dark shade and cooling fountain strengthen us for the onward pilgrimage. From its green sward we pluck bright flowers, whose fragrance will linger with ...read
New Testament Views of Christ - Table of Contents
"Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world" (John i. 29)
The New Testament presents a many-sided view of Christ. From each point of view he appears in a new relation, and we study him in a different character. We can see but one side of a mountain by approaching it from only one direction. We must view it from every point ...read
Our Strength and Our Weakness
"Out of weakness were made strong."--Heb. xi:34.
THE religion of God has ever been a religion of faith. The faith of the Bible is a principle of action which governs the lives of men and brings them into submission to the divine will. A life of faith, therefore, is a life of growth. By faith men are out of weakness made strong. But this ...read
Plus Ultra Vs. Ne Plus Ultra
[An Address Delivered Before Eminence College, June 10, 1881.]
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF EMINENCE COLLEGE:--It has ever been a delight to me to meet with the faculty and students of Eminence College on these festive occasions. It is but natural that the hearts of those who have gone out from these classic halls should turn on these gala days, an ...read
"I am doing a great work, so that I can not come down; why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?"--Nehemiah vi:3.
THIS is the language of Nehemiah, the servant of God, to the delegation sent to him by Sanballat and Geshem, asking him to meet them in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono, to hold a council toget ...read
[An Address Delivered Before Columbia Christian College, June 7, 1878.]
Ladies and Gentlemen:--I am happy in the privilege of again addressing you in the interests of the great work in which you are so nobly engaged. To-day many of you go out from under the fostering care of this institution, to engage in the ceaseless battle of life. That you ...read
The New Birth: Its Nature and Necessity
"Except a man be born anew, he can not see the kingdom of God."--(John 3: 3.)
TWO words in the text demand special attention. These are "see" and "kingdom." In what sense did the Saviour use the word "see"? Did He mean that unless one is born again he can not, with the natural eye, see the kingdom of God? Evidently not; for the kingdom of God ...read
What Shall we do About the Organ? w/J.W. McGarvey
WHAT SHALL WE DO ABOUT THE ORGAN?
ANSWER TO A LETTER OF INQUIRY
MY DEAR BROTHER: Your sad letter, giving an account of the trouble that has sprung up in your congregation in regard to the use of an organ in its public worship and propounding to me a number of questions on the subject, has been carefully considered. I have rec ...read