Quoting Quiverful: Martyrdom

From Smith Wigglesworth

“Before God could bring me to this place He has broken me a thousand times.”

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  • saraquill

    That statement does not put G-d in a positive light.

  • “Broken” has a specific Christian-jargon meaning, especially in Smith Wigglesworth’s day (early 1920s, I believe). I suspect Wigglesworth simply meant, “God has helped me re-adjust my attitude towards greater humility numerous times.”