Christmas Day, 2014, I celebrated the 65th Anniversary of my Ordination. That wonderful event took place in Miami, Florida, in 1949, in a Primitive Baptist Church. I was 19 years old (I am now 84). Four godly men composed the Presbytery who laid-hands on me. I was so scared I could hardly breathe but knew God had called me and the choice was no longer mine. Today, I am surrounded by a flurry of wonderful memories. Here are two:
Herb Young: "Charles, Thank you for being such a profound influence in my life. The first Sunday in 2015 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the day I walked into a High School Cafeteria to hear this "fiery former Baptist Preacher"–a day which changed the course of my life so much for the better!" Herb became my wonderful Assistant, stayed until we moved into our new building, and as silently disappeared. He and I have stayed in touch though I have not seen him in years.
Kendall: "In my twenty-five years at Westminster Chapel, there are only
three or four men who have impressed me so much that I was willing to put my
reputation on the
line in order to have them speak for us. Charles Carrin is one of those. I met him at a Conference where both of us were speakers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I was deeply moved when I heard him speak. It had been years since such an impact had been made on me by anyone. I asked to spend time with him, and an instantaneous relationship developed. I immediately began to think of
how I could have him at Westminster Chapel. I returned to England and told our deacons about Charles. They were fascinated because they knew that I didn’t get excited about anybody all that often. I asked the deacons to listen to the tape of the sermon that had so moved me, and there was a feeling, that indeed, we should invite him to Westminster Chapel.
"We did. He came to us in October 2000, and he turned us upside-down–unlike anything we had seen in many years. He left a deposit of glory and of the presence of God that has made us a Spirit church as well as a Word church. I had been saying for years that the Word and the Spirit need to come together, and yet I knew in my heart that Westminster Chapel--up until then--was mostly a Word church.
"Perhaps I should explain. It seems to me that a silent divorce has taken place between the Word and the Spirit in the church ... The need of the hour is for a remarriage of both the Word and the Spirit. I am happy to say that Charles Carrin combines both simultaneously in his ministry, and I doubt there are many people on either side of the Atlantic who could have had the impact upon Westminster Chapel as he did."
Jack Taylor, and I, have sense preached nearly 70 Word, Spirit, Power,
Conferences together! God is awesome!
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Who Have Impacted My Life
Left to right: Jack Taylor, John Arnott, R.T. Kendall,
and me—Charles Carrin
A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious, but it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly, but the traitor moves against those within the gate freely. The traitor speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and their arguments. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear." —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. ... Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the "new, wonderful good society" which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean "more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious." —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)