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Seeing Singleness from God’s Point of View

Charles Simeon was a pastor in Cambridge, England. For over fifty years, he faithfully served the Lord in this university town and was used by God to create an environment whereby people could grow. As a result, many were thrust into ministry from his church. A number of years ago I heard a series of lectures by Gordan McDonald on the life of Charles Simeon. As a single man at that time I was struck by Simeon’s words: “I should hate the university above all places if I were a married man. I shall never marry. In my present state, I am quite a rich man and almost as free from care as an angel. Had I married, I would have had to resign my fellowship and with it my usefulness. I have never felt it a great sacrifice...

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