SNS Contending for Our All: Defending Truth and Treasuring Christ in the Lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen
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Every Christian needs dependable role models to whom one can look for teaching and example. Many of the greatest role models have departed this life, but their legacy lives on, and Christian men and women can learn much about a godly life from saints of the past.
Athanasius, John Owen and Gresham Machen are three such saints: they were true soldiers for the sake of the cross and each offers life lessons for Christians today. In the life of each, personal holiness was emphasised publicly and privately despite much suffering. Popularity was not a concern, and they took no joy in controversy for argument's sake. However, these men were willing to suffer for the sake of guarding the gospel.
They faced many threats, years of exile, deaths of loved ones, opposition from friends and authorities, sickness and pain. None of these setbacks could keep them from maintaining their efforts for furthering Christ's Kingdom or quench their zeal for Christ Himself - all out of a deep love for Christ and a desire for others to know God in His fullness.
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