Saturday, July 27, 2019

Stott: sure words

Saturday, July 27, 2019
    Commemoration of Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher, 1901
    Commemoration of John R. W. Stott, spiritual writer and teacher, 2011
    I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.
    —2 Peter 3:2 (NIV)
    Our starting point is Scripture, which we accept as God’s unique and trustworthy revelation. Yet, in seeking with loyalty to conserve this truth from God, we attribute no infallibility to our own evangelical traditions. We desire, rather, to re-examine them radically, that is to say, with a thoroughness which digs down even to their roots. If we seem to the reader to be always sure about the truthfulness of Scripture but sometimes less than sure in our understanding of how to apply it to complex contemporary questions, then he has accurately grasped our mood.
    ... John R. W. Stott (1921-2011), general introduction to The Lord Christ [1980], John Stott, ed., vol. 1 of Obeying Christ in a Changing World, John Stott, gen. ed., 3 vol., London: Fountain, 1977, p. 7 (see the book)
    See also 2 Pet. 3:2; Luke 24:44; John 10:35-36; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 1 Pet. 1:10-12; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; Jude 1:3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I believe Your word for my time.
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