Wednesday, 2 April 2008
Great Men Of Faith
"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses..." Hebrews 12:1. Today in the post I received from Amazon 'Expository thoughts on Luke' by J.C Ryle. It got me thinking. Where are all the great men of faith today? Men who will stand on God's word no matter what the world thinks. Men who are willing to 'contend for the faith.' J.C Ryle was one, noted for his 'plain and pointed' words. He stands with many others of his time. Great men of faith who stood up against the modernism of the late 19th century to proclaim 'Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and for ever' Hebrews 13:8. Today the church faces the same battle with the same enemy.."Yeah, has God said...? Genesis 3:1. The never changing desire to undermine the word of God is relentless. The central verse of the whole Bible is not there by accident 'It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man' Psalm 118:8.