By G. H. Lang
In 1825 Groves wrote a publication referred to as Christian Devotedness during which he inspired fellow believers and particularly Christian staff to take actually Jesus’ command to not lay up treasures in the world, yet quite to offer away their rate reductions and possessions towards the unfold of the gospel and to embark on a lifetime of religion in God by myself for the necessaries of lifestyles. Groves himself took this step of religion: he gave away his fortune, left his profitable dental perform in England, and went to Baghdad to set up the 1st Protestant undertaking to Arabic-speaking Muslims. His going used to be now not in reference to any church denomination or missionary society, as he sought to depend on God by myself for wanted funds. He later went to India also.
His method of missions used to be to simplify the duty of church buildings and missions through returning to the tools of Christ and His apostles, and to aid indigenous converts shape their very own church buildings with out dependence on international aid. His rules have been thought of radical on the time yet later grew to become broadly approved in evangelical circles.
Groves used to be a number one determine within the early days of what Robert Govett might later name the mightiest stream of the Spirit of God because Pentecost—a circulation that turned recognized easily because the Brethren. during this publication G. H. Lang combines a examine of the existence and effect of Anthony Norris Groves with a survey of the unique rules and practices of the Brethren movement.
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Anthony Norris Groves: Saint and Pioneer by G. H. Lang