Billy Sunday Said This


 I’m the sworn eternal, uncompromising enemy of the liquor traffic. I’ve drawn the sword in the defense of God, home, wife, children and native land and I will never sheath it until the undertaker pumps me full of embalming fluid, and if my wife is still alive I think I shall call her to my bedside, and say, ‘Nell, when I’m dead, you send for the butcher and skin me and have my hide tanned and made into drum heads and hire men go up and down the line and beat those drums and say, ‘My husband Billy Sunday still lives and gives the whiskey gang a run for it’s money.'” -Billy Sunday 

Billy Sunday Preaching
Billy Sunday Preaching

 Billy Sunday (1862-1935) was an American evangelist born in Iowa. A professional baseball player in the National League, he was saved in 1886. Associated with J. Wilbur Chapman from 1893 to 1895. An evangelist from 1896 to 1935, he made an attack on liquor the mainstay of his campaigns. 

“It would be a godsend if the Church would suffer persecution today; she hasn’t suffered it for hundreds of years. She is growing rich and lagging behind. Going back.” –Billy Sunday 

I am an old-fashioned preacher of the old-time religion, that has warmed this cold world’s heart for two thousand years.” —Billy Sunday 

Click the link below for a full sermon preached by Billy Sunday, He that Winneth Souls is Wise.

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  1. I hope you will become interested in Billy Sunday. He was one of America’s most colorful preachers and for 20 years one of the most effective. If you have ever heard the term, “Hit the old saw dust trail” you might know it was coined by Billy Sunday. He preached hard against sin and preached inviting sermons for poor, lost sinners to be saved. His heart beat for souls. Click on the link above and read his sermon, He that winneth souls is wise.

    Here is a page dedicated to the background and bio of Mr. Sunday. Check it out.

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