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Place of Burial: Wellington, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Birthplace: Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Wellington, Breede River DC, Western Cape, South Africa
Occupation: DRC Minister, Author, Pastor Dutch Reformed Church
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About Andrew Murray, b2

Andrew Murray (9 May 1828 – 18 January 1917) was a South African writer, teacher, and Christian pastor. Murray considered missions to be "the chief end of the church."

Early life and education

Andrew Murray was the second child of Andrew Murray Sr. (1794–1866), a Dutch Reformed Church missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa. Andrew Murray was born in Graaff Reinet, South Africa. His mother, Maria Susanna Stegmann, was of French Huguenot and German Lutheran descent.[1] Andrew was sent to Aberdeen in Scotland for his initial education together with his elder brother, John. Both remained there until they obtained their master's degrees in 1845. From there, they both went to the University of Utrecht where they studied theology. The two brothers became members of Het Réveil, a religious revival movement opposed to the rationalism which was in vogue in the Netherlands at that time. Both brothers were ordained by the Hague Committee of the Dutch Reformed Church on 9 May 1848 and returned to the Cape. Murray married Emma Rutherford in Cape Town, South Africa, on 2 July 1856. They had eight children together (four boys and four girls). [edit]Religious work in South Africa

Andrew pastored churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town and Wellington, all in South Africa. He was a champion of the South African Revival of 1860.

In 1889, he was one of the founders of the South African General Mission (SAGM), along with Martha Osborn and Spencer Walton. After Martha Osborn married George Howe, they formed the South East Africa General Mission (SEAGM) in 1891. SAGM and SEAGM merged in 1894. Because its ministry had spread into other African countries, the mission's name was changed to Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF) in 1965. AEF joined with SIM in 1998 and continues to this day.

He died on 18 January 1917, four months before his eighty-ninth birthday. He was so influenced by Johann Christoph Blumhardt's Möttlingen revival that he included a portion of Friedrich Zündel's biography at the end of With Christ in the School of Prayer. Over the years he has influenced many, including Jessie Penn-Lewis, a key figure in the 1904-1905 Welsh Revival. His writings have greatly influenced the writings of both Watchman Nee and Witness Lee.

Murray authored over 240 books, including:

  • Abide in Christ
  • Absolute Surrender
  • Be Perfect
  • Divine Healing
  • God's Will: Our Dwelling Place
  • How to Raise Your Children for Christ
  • Humility: The Beauty of Holiness
  • Let Us Draw Nigh
  • Like Christ
  • Money
  • The Deeper Christian Life
  • The Lord's Table
  • The Holiest of All: An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews
  • The Master's Indwelling
  • The Ministry of Intercession
  • The Power of the Blood of Christ
  • The Prayer Life
  • The Spirit of Christ
  • The True Vine
  • The Two Covenants
  • Thy Will Be Done
  • Waiting on God
  • With Christ in the School of Obedience
  • With Christ in the School of Prayer
  • Working for God!
  • Humility & Absolute Surrender

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South African writer, teacher, and Christian pastor.

Andrew was sent to Aberdeen in Scotland for his initial education together with his elder brother, John. Both remained there until they obtained their master's degrees in 1845. From there, they both went to the University of Utrecht where they studied theology. The two brothers became members of Het Réveil, a religious revival movement opposed to the rationalism which was in vogue in the Netherlands at that time. Both brothers were ordained by the Hague Committee of the Dutch Reformed Church on 9 May 1848 and returned to the Cape.

Murray married Emma Rutherford in Cape Town, South Africa, on 2 July 1856. They had eight children together (four boys and four girls).

Murray authored over 240 books, including:

Abide in Christ Absolute Surrender Be Perfect Divine Healing God's Will: Our Dwelling Place How to Raise Your Children for Christ Humility: The Beauty of Holiness Let Us Draw Nigh Like Christ Money The Deeper Christian Life The Lord's Table The Holiest of All: An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews The Master's Indwelling The Ministry of Intercession The Power of the Blood of Christ The Prayer Life The Spirit of Christ The True Vine The Two Covenants Thy Will Be Done Waiting on God With Christ in the School of Obedience With Christ in the School of Prayer Working for God! Humility & Absolute Surrender

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Andrew Murray b2's Timeline

1828
May 9, 1828
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 9, 1828
Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 9, 1828
Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1856
July 2, 1856
Age 28
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1857
1857
Age 28
1858
December 14, 1858
Age 30
1860
1860
Age 31
1862
March 14, 1862
Age 33
1863
1863
Age 34
1865
1865
Age 36