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Light from Old Times, or, Protestant Facts and Men

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Light from Old Times, or, Protestant Facts and Men

J.C. Ryle

"‘With all the stir made about education’, he wryly observed, ‘the ignorance of our own country’s history is something lamentable and appalling and depressing.’ What particularly distressed Ryle was the scant knowledge of the English Reformation evident amongst his contemporaries. In this lay a grave danger: one of the reasons so many congregations drift form their evangelical foundations is their sheer ignorance of Christian history, and their lack of understanding of the major doctrinal controversies and why they matter. Therefore he taught that one of the best ways to stop Christians wavering ‘with every changing wind of doctrine’ (Eph. 4:14) is to instill in them a deep love for Reformation and Puritan teaching, and a willingness to suffer for those gospel truths. The Bible often calls us to remember the past, Ryle explained, but the devil tries to make us forget. If the church is to be strengthened, then Christians must be persuaded to read the saints of the past and to learn the lessons of church history."

The Banner of Truth Trust, 2015



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Author(s):
Ryle, J.C.
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1848716362
ISBN-13:
9781848716360
Number of pages:
397
Publisher:
The Banner of Truth Trust

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Light from Old Times, or, Protestant Facts and Men

J.C. Ryle

"‘With all the stir made about education’, he wryly observed, ‘the ignorance of our own country’s history is something lamentable and appalling and depressing.’ What particularly distressed Ryle was the scant knowledge of the English Reformation evident amongst his contemporaries. In this lay a grave danger: one of the reasons so many congregations drift form their evangelical foundations is their sheer ignorance of Christian history, and their lack of understanding of the major doctrinal controversies and why they matter. Therefore he taught that one of the best ways to stop Christians wavering ‘with every changing wind of doctrine’ (Eph. 4:14) is to instill in them a deep love for Reformation and Puritan teaching, and a willingness to suffer for those gospel truths. The Bible often calls us to remember the past, Ryle explained, but the devil tries to make us forget. If the church is to be strengthened, then Christians must be persuaded to read the saints of the past and to learn the lessons of church history."

The Banner of Truth Trust, 2015



As new.

Author(s):
Ryle, J.C.
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1848716362
ISBN-13:
9781848716360
Number of pages:
397
Publisher:
The Banner of Truth Trust

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