Henry Drummond

Born: August 17, 1851

Died: March 11, 1897

Ethnicity: Scottish

Rev Prof Henry Drummond was a Scottish evangelist, biologist, writer and lecturer. Many of his writings were too nicely adapted to the needs of his own day to justify the expectation that they would long survive it, but few men exercised more religious influence in their own generation, especially on young men. His sermon 'The Greatest Thing in the World' remains popular in Christian circles.

But the greatest of these...

John says of the world, not that it is wrong, but simply that it “passeth away.” There is a great deal in the world that is delightful and beautiful; there is a great deal in it that is great and engrossing; but it will not last. All that is in the world, the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life, are but for a little while.

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