John Alexander Dowie (), faith healer, was born on 25 May in Edinburgh, son of John Dowie, breechesmaker, and his wife Ann Macfarlan. John Alexander Dowie, (born May 25, , Edinburgh—died March 9, , City of Zion, Ill., U.S.), U.S. evangelist and faith healer who founded the Christian . Truth in History, JOHN ALEXANDER DOWIE Though “he being dead yet speaketh” On May 24, Dowie was born into the home of highly educated and.

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John Alexander Dowie

We claim the promise now, The Word is true, “I am the Lord that healeth thee. Dowie before thousands of church attendees and published in his Leaves of Healing magazine. Brought to Chicago on a stretcher, a terrible victim of morphine, Miss Hicks made the promise never again to touch the diabolical drug, and prayer was offered by John Alexander Dowie on her behalf. Presently we shall see whether Dowie has any real sincerity in his beliefs and practices, both religious and financial, or whether he is merely alxeander cheat and hypocrite of the worst type.

Dowie, John Alexander (1847-1907)

Fling open wide the Golden Gates, And rowie the victors in. Strong men, fathers, good citizens, and more than all true faithful Christians sickened with a putrid fever, suffered nameless agonies, passed into a delirium, sometimes with convulsions and then died. It is impossible in this column to give an outline even of that work, but suffice it to say, that he removed to Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, Australia, inand continued his ministry there untilhaving established a large church, and built a tabernacle, and founded the International Divine Healing Association.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In our neighborhood there have been at least 56 cases of healing. Flood, Focklerand many others. Dowie had already turned to faith healing and after a mission to New Zealand he left for the United States in June From all disease and death deliver this sweet child johnn thine. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.


After a few unsuccessful years in Chicago, Dowie gained fame by renting property adjacent to the World’s Fair in University of California Press, pp. InDowie moved again and accepted the pulpit at a church in the Sydney suburb of Newtown.

While there he was exposed to the teachings of Edward Irving, who had been a student there.

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Next, he set up his headquarters in Chicago, where he preached to thousands every Sunday. Bowman, Dowieism Exposed Philadelphia: Today some two to three thousand Christians still describe themselves as “Dowieites,” many in South Africa, where Zionites represent the largest Christian sect. His sermons were often printed in biograohy Toronto Evening News.

If he stands by his followers and is able to speak for himself during the investigation that will be carried on by the receivers appointed by the court, three [ buography ] will be ample opportunity to judge in just what category the financial activities alexader the founder of Zion belong.

At the age of sixteen, he was divinely healed of chronic dyspepsia. As a result, when the creditors of “Zion” became urgent in their demands, the appeals of Dowie for more money from his followers were not answered with sufficient unanimity to suit the occasion.

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Usually, that messenger is thought of as being strange by the religious standard of the day and often strongly rejected by the ruling church authorities. Dowie failed to point out is that the Israelites that were carried away into the Assyrian captivities of BC to BC also included thousands of people from the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Use double quotes to search for a phrase. The financial downfall of Zion was the result.


This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Jennings As a forerunner of what God has prepared for His people in the next generation, He always sends a messenger “to make ready a people prepared for the Cowie Luke doeie It is very obvious, in spite of the fact he believed that the modern day Jews comprised the House of Judah, that he definitely believed that the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic and related people are the literal descendants of the ancient Israelites. Five years later he recognized the ‘deceased’ in Melbourne and prosecuted him.

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He had a singularly copious repertoire of abusive epithets and his self opinionativeness combined with his inordinate pugnacity made him a reckless and somewhat dangerous antagonist’. And, unless God governs biofraphy this city, and in this land, there is no possibility of peace.

He would rename it the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Put into receivership, Zion City remained a theocracy until under a new General Overseer, the Rev. Property values and income plummeted when the Church collapsed, but municipal finances were kept robust through fines generated at the city line by a vigorous policing of unsuspecting motorists hohn offenses such as use of makeup, carrying liquor, smoking, and whistling on Sundays.