Friday 24 February 2012

Collin Hansen on Learning from Our Heroes’ Warts

Collin Hansen, ‘Nostalgia is the Enemy of Faith: Learn from Your Heroes’ Warts’, The Gospel Coalition (24 February 2012).

Taking his cue from recent books on John Stott and Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Collin Hansen reminds us that ‘when we venerate the saints of yesteryear as titans of faithfulness, without paying proper attention to their sins, we elevate them to a status only God possesses’.

‘Yes, we can – indeed, must – draw inspiration from their examples of steadfast faith when many others abandoned the biblical gospel of Jesus Christ. But we must also remember them for who they really were, imperfect men whose visions clashed, and learn from their mistakes.’

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