17 August 2010

Lloyd-Jones on History's 'Man Most Like the Apostle Paul'

I am tempted, perhaps foolishly, to compare the Puritans to the Alps, Luther and Calvin to the Himalayas, and Jonathan Edwards to Mount Everest! He has always seemed to me to be the man most like the apostle Paul. . . .

There are so many approaches to this great summit; but not only so, the atmosphere is so spiritually rarified, and there is this blazing whiteness of the holiness of the man himself, and his great emphasis upon the holiness and the glory of God; and above all the weakness of the little climber as he faces this great peak pointing up to heaven.
--Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Puritans: Their Origins and Successors (Banner of Truth 1987), 355

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