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  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication Date: October 2009
  • ISBN: SCASETHWHENCHRISTIANSSUFFER9781848710429

When Christians Suffer (Pocket Puritans)

Case, Thomas

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Thomas Case, a prisoner of the Lord during dark days for the gospel in England, believed that ‘Discourses on affliction can never be out of season . . . Providence has so ordered that whosoever will follow the Lord fully like Caleb (Num. 14:24) will be exposed to the world’s hatred, but the glorious Spirit will rest upon them (1 Pet. 4:14). With persuasive arguments drawn from God’s Word and verified by his own experience, he convinces us that God’s rod and God’s love may stand together, for ‘the Lord disciplines those he loves’. Here is sweet comfort for all of Christ’s cross-bearing disciples.

About the Author

Thomas Case (1598-1682) was born at Boxley, Kent where his father, George Case, was vicar. He seems to have been converted at a very young age. He obtained his BA (1620) and MA (1623) at Christ Church, Oxford, before being ordained in the diocese of Norwich in 1626.

His first charge was as a curate in Northrepps, Norfolk, and in 1629 he moved to Epringham, in the same county, as rector. While there he married Ann Pots, who died after just a few years without bearing children. His faithful preaching, catechizing and godly example bore much fruit. He experienced considerable opposition from Bishop Wren, but proceedings against him came to nothing.

After a brief time as minister of the collegiate church in Manchester – during which he married Ann Mosley, from an influential Puritan family, in 1637 – Case was recommended by the House of Commons as lecturer of St Martin’s-in-the-Fields in London in 1641. He was to preach there on Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings for the next twenty years, and in several other London churches, interrupted by a short rectorship in Stockport, Cheshire.

As rector of St. Mary Magdalen Church, Milk Street, he originated the famous ‘Morning Exercises’ during the Civil War to cope with the number of prayer requests from church members for those serving in the army. These continued after the war and were eventually moved to Cripplegate.

Case served in the Westminster Assembly as a stout advocate for Presbyterianism. In 1651 he spent five months in the Tower of London for preaching against the proceedings of Parliament and because of his perceived association with Christopher Love, who was executed for his contact with the exiled Stuart court. After his release, Case became lecturer at St Giles in the Fields, succeeding to the rectorship in 1654. Ejected for nonconformity in 1662, he continued to preach in London as opportunity arose, and died at the age of 84 in 1682.

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Thomas Case, a prisoner of the Lord during dark days for the gospel in England, believed that ‘Discourses on affliction can never be out of season . . . Providence has so ordered that whosoever will follow the Lord fully like Caleb (Num. 14:24) will be exposed to the world’s hatred, but the glorious Spirit will rest upon them (1 Pet. 4:14). With persuasive arguments drawn from God’s Word and verified by his own experience, he convinces us that God’s rod and God’s love may stand together, for ‘the Lord disciplines those he loves’. Here is sweet comfort for all of Christ’s cross-bearing disciples.

About the Author

Thomas Case (1598-1682) was born at Boxley, Kent where his father, George Case, was vicar. He seems to have been converted at a very young age. He obtained his BA (1620) and MA (1623) at Christ Church, Oxford, before being ordained in the diocese of Norwich in 1626.

His first charge was as a curate in Northrepps, Norfolk, and in 1629 he moved to Epringham, in the same county, as rector. While there he married Ann Pots, who died after just a few years without bearing children. His faithful preaching, catechizing and godly example bore much fruit. He experienced considerable opposition from Bishop Wren, but proceedings against him came to nothing.

After a brief time as minister of the collegiate church in Manchester – during which he married Ann Mosley, from an influential Puritan family, in 1637 – Case was recommended by the House of Commons as lecturer of St Martin’s-in-the-Fields in London in 1641. He was to preach there on Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings for the next twenty years, and in several other London churches, interrupted by a short rectorship in Stockport, Cheshire.

As rector of St. Mary Magdalen Church, Milk Street, he originated the famous ‘Morning Exercises’ during the Civil War to cope with the number of prayer requests from church members for those serving in the army. These continued after the war and were eventually moved to Cripplegate.

Case served in the Westminster Assembly as a stout advocate for Presbyterianism. In 1651 he spent five months in the Tower of London for preaching against the proceedings of Parliament and because of his perceived association with Christopher Love, who was executed for his contact with the exiled Stuart court. After his release, Case became lecturer at St Giles in the Fields, succeeding to the rectorship in 1654. Ejected for nonconformity in 1662, he continued to preach in London as opportunity arose, and died at the age of 84 in 1682.

  • Cover Type:
  • 128 Pages
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication Date: October 2009
  • ISBN: SCASETHWHENCHRISTIANSSUFFER9781848710429