George Whitefield (1714-1770) English cleric who became famous during the same time as John and Charles Wesley as part of “The Holy Club” that later produced Methodism and the evangelical movement.
Whitefield received widespread recognition during his ministry; he preached at least 18,000 times to perhaps 10 million listeners in Great Britain and the American colonies. His preaching was outdoors and he could be heard in a crowd of 30,000 people. Benjamin Franklin as well as others calculated this phenomenon.
He once said, “The renewal of our natures is a work of great importance. It is not done in a day. We have not only a new house to build up, but an old one to pull down.”
It is a new house and an old house… not a remodel.
“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins—and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins.” Jesus