Thursday, July 28, 2011

John Stott, 1921-2011

One of the great giants of the faith in our time.   John Stott passed away today at the age of 90.

Memorial website here.


PierreRashad said...

I thank God for his life and ministry. Here's a great quote of his, on Islam:

"The repeated promises in the Qur’an of the forgiveness of a compassionate and merciful Allah are all made to the meritorious, whose merits have been weighed in Allah’s scales, whereas the gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving. The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales."
John R.W. Stott, Authentic Christianity

Abdul Asad عبد الأسد said...

Wow, thanks for sharing that quote PierreRahsad. I am currently re-reading his classic book, "The Cross of Christ", and am struck by the difference between the cross of Christ and the scales of Muhammad, even though it's not Stott's intention to delineate that. It's just that the difference is so clear that it leaps off the pages.