From Richard Bewes, for Anglican-Mainstream.net
‘A messenger of the church and the glory of Christ’
JOHN R.W. STOTT
Richard Bewes writes about the Founder of The Church of England Evangelical Council, and the Evangelical fellowship in the Anglican Communion
John Robert Walmsley Stott, born on April 27th, 1921, was called to rest on July 27th, 2011, after a lifetime of church leadership, Bible teaching, evangelism and writing – stretching across a canvas that covered every continent. In the minds of thousands of pastors and students of Scripture worldwide, he has been the unofficial holder of the Blue Riband in Bible exposition.As one theological college Principal
JRWS on safari. (Photo: Richard Bewes)
commented to me, “When called upon to expound a Scripture passage, I would refrain from consulting John’s published comments too early, because no sooner had I read them than it seemed there was simply nothing left to explain!” When embarking upon his commentary on the letter to the Romans, it is no exaggeration to state that John Stott read every major work available – including all fourteen volumes of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ influential expositions.