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- Suggest they stay separate. The "Cambridge Seven" were an early, high-profile, group of men recruited not only to go to China, but to draw attention to the cause before they left. The "Seventy" was a later recruiting effort to bulk up the CIM presence in China. The "Seven" have a distinct, documented, historical significance which should probably not be confused with the "Seventy".
- The significance of the Cambridge Seventy seems mainly or even entirely based on the relation to the Cambridge Seven. Suggest merge.
- Also, the text of the Cambridge Seventy article needs a substantial rewrite. Its tone and content is unencylopedic at the moment.
Bwithh 02:30, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
- Good idea to merge.
- I just saw that the article about the Cambridge Seventy has been deleted. DFH 17:15, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
John Pollock, author of "The Cambridge Seven" (Centenary Edition 1885-1985, Marshall Pickering Ltd.) wrote these memorable, encouraging and challenging words on the final page of his small book, "And, particularly relevant, not one of the Seven was a genius. Theirs is a story of ordinary men, and thus may be repeated, not only in countries of the West, but in lands which were the mission fields of a century ago but now send missionaries themselves.
The gospel of Christ is unchanged and His call is unchanged. The Cambridge Seven illustrate how that call may be heard. It is a call to 'lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest'. It is a call to dedication. Above all it is a call to the consecration of the whole man, as the prelude to fruitful service.
The message of the Cambridge Seven echoes down the years from 1885: 'God does not deal with you until you are wholly given up to Him, and then He will tell you what He would have you do.'"