03 January 2011

Where Warfield's Doctrine Took Him

But if Dr Warfield was great in intellectuality, he was just as great in goodness. Over a long period of years this man stands out in my mind as the most Christ-like man that I have ever known. In spite of his brilliance of mind, there was no spirit of superciliousness, no purpose to offend the dullest pupil, no haughtiness of heart. With him there was never any sign of pretense, or false front; for there was no spirit of hypocrisy in his inner heart. Rather there was always the spirit of humility and meekness and the spirit of kindness and gentleness toward others.
--Letter from a personal acquaintance of Warfield's, F. T. McGill, to John Meeter; quoted in Fred Zaspel, The Theology of B. B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary (Crossway, 2010), 32-33

Thoroughly enjoying this outstanding work on an important man about whom I have been completely ignorant. Thank you, Fred!

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