Sir. John’s Conversion

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June 28, 2014 by Joseph Krohn


Sir. John A. Macdonald, first prime minister of Canada (PM for 15 years) was a vile man for most of his life.  But most people loved him.  It was said of him during an election cycle: “We prefer Sir. John A. drunk to any other man sober.”  But Sir. John’s life and eternal destiny would be forever changed on his 73rd birthday – January 11, 1888, just three years before his death.  The Prime Minister and his wife attended revival services being held in the capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, led by the Rev. John Hunter, a Methodist itinerate preacher.  Rev. Hunter preached that night and then asked anyone wanting to live a changed life to come forward, Sir. John and his wife came forward that night.  Rev. Hunter didn’t believe it.  He thought it was some shrewd political move on behalf of the Prime Minister and so he made an appointment to have dinner with them.  A few days later, after returning home from the visit at the Macdonald home, Rev. Hunter wrote in his journal: “Sir. John A. is a changed man.”

Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear.

Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)



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