OXEN OF THE SUN
"Come on, you triple extract of infamy!" (U14.1583)
Though Billy Sunday was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in 1903, his ministry was nondenominational. He affirmed the inerrancy of the Bible, the doctrine of substitutionary atonement, a literal devil and hell, the virgin birth of Christ, His imminent return, and His bodily resurrection. He often grated his audiences by speaking against liberalism and the evolution theory, as well as against gamble, dancing, and other popular amusements. Sunday helped arouse public interest in Prohibition, and the passage of the 18th Amendment in 1919. His campaigns in America's big cities were heavily covered by the press. He made a huge amount of money, and was welcome in prominent homes (Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, John D. Rockefeller, Jr). His popularity waned after WW1 with the competition of radio and movies, and he was often disgraced by the 'unchristian' behavior of his 3 sons.