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By Silvia Anne Sheafer

A sequence that examines the lives of people that have had a tremendous effect at the historical past or present perform of faith. This quantity follows the lifetime of Aimee Semple McPherson, famed for her tent revivals in the USA.

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As they left, all ten women took lamps with them, but only five of them were wise enough to fill their lamps with oil. As the bridegroom arrived, the virgins went to light their lamps. Those without oil had to run out to buy some. While they were gone, the five virgins who already had oil went with the bridegroom, and the door was locked behind them. Later, when the other five maidens returned, they shouted for the bridegroom to open the door. He responded that he did not know them. The meaning, of course, was that a person must always be prepared, for no one can know when he or she will die.

Throughout the entire two weeks, there were three meetings a day. There were special meetings for the old and the young. The oldest dozen people over the ages of eighty and ninety were called to the platform. Hymns that had been popular fifty to sixty years ago were then sung. At the services for children, there was a chorus of singing young people dressed in white. The orchestra was composed of children, and the solos and quartets were performed by young people. Aimee’s sermon was directed to the youth and she followed with an altar call.

Would-be converts came down the aisles. One woman, widely respected within the Christian community, fainted and was given water. Upon regaining consciousness, she began to speak in tongues. The church walls rocked with rejoicing, and the next night, there was even greater attendance. ” 43 During her first sermons in Corona, the church pastors had told Sister Aimee what they wanted her to preach. An assembly 33 34 AIMEE SEMPLE MCPHERSON of ministers and deacons even sat behind her on the pulpit to observe her work.

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