“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 (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.