John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), an Anglo-Irish evangelist, was led to the fierce conclusion that all churches, as man-made institutions, were bound to fail. The believer’s true hope was the return of Jesus Christ. With others Darby gathered in a less formal way, free of clergy and human structure, founded on a desire to be separate from unholy organisations.
Darby, after resigning his curacy in the Church of Ireland, became a tireless traveller, talented linguist and Bible translator. His influence is still felt in evangelical Christianity. He is credited with opening up the truth of the dispensational character of the ways of God with men, the Lord’s coming and the rapture of the Church – nowadays called pre-trib or pre-millennial dispensationalism
For more on this servant of the Lord please see
- STEM Publishing: J. N. Darby: John Nelson Darby Bio
- John Darby (evangelist) – Wikipedia
- JN Darby Biography – MyBrethren
Copies of JND’s Collected Writings are available from
Kingston Bible Trust – Wembley Gardens, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 9LX Phone:01903 764373 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:01903 764373 (Malcolm Withell)