James Butler Stoney – J B Stoney – JBS

About, by or adapted from JBS – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

James Butler Stoney (1814-1897)

James Butler Stoney was born in Portland County Tipperary, Ireland on 13th May 1814. He entered Trinity College, Dublin (aged 15) to study for the Bar. In 1831 during an outbreak of cholera, he was taken ill and, in fear of death, called upon the Lord for salvation.

He gave up the law for divinity, still at Trinity College, but (fortuitously) was too young to be ordained. It was in 1833 that Stoney first came in contact with brethren and John Nelson Darby.

In reading his ministry you feel that he had a distinct impression of the Lord’s greatness and that he was in the gain of what he ministered. On one occasion his daughter said to him that persons were saying servants have a special line or impression given by God.  She asked him “What is yours?” he replied “Oh, I think Glory is my impression”.

For almost 60 years, Stoney served the saints actively and faithfully. Shortly after a fall in October 1895, Mr Stoney was laid aside until the Lord took him to Himself on May 1, 1897, just days before his 83rd birthday.

For two short biographies about JBS click here

About, by or adapted from JBS – Articles, Hymns, Snippets and ‘Golden Nuggets’

Author: Sosthenes

Once the ruler of the synagogue at Corinth Then a co-writer of a letter by Paul - just a brother - no longer an official Now a blogger seeking to serve the Lord by posting some words that the Lord has given His Church.

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