Wednesday, July 27, 2011

John R.W. Stott 1921-2011

The Church lost a great pastor-teacher today. John Stott went to Christ at the age of 90 after a lifetime of ministry.

In my fourteen years of regular expositional bible preaching, I have used no other commentator more consistently than John Stott.

By God's grace he left a huge library of edifying books and commentaries for the Church to benefit in the ages to come.


Woody Woodward said...

What a glorious Homegoing! Talking about finishing strong! This giant proved it.

Woody Woodward said...

What’s wrong with you? I thought that failing four-legged fritter showed some mighty powerful deductive reasoning.

Andrew said...

Thanks Tony, for posting. Reading "Radical Disciple" now, his farewell book.
Andrew C.

Brother Titus said...

While living, this man was considered one of the "GIANTS" of the Christian faith, in many evangelical circles. But, what do you make of his embracing of, "annialationism," pastor?

Reepicheep said...

Annihilationism is unbiblical, plain and simple. My understanding of his last comments on the subject were more about not being certain on the subject. Unlike universalism, annihlationism says that those who reject Christ will eventually be "destroyed". I don't find such a view biblically tenable, but holding such a position doesn't put you outside orthodoxy, in my opinion. I'm not sure he "embraced" it, but more dabbled with it. I wouldn't cast off all his great writings based on his sketchy statements about this subject.