The Puritan age was a golden era of church history. Few generations have ever been assembled on the stage of human history were more devoted to godly living than the Puritans. Randall Peterson notes, “As seers of Divine truth, and as surgeons of human souls, the Puritans remain peerless.” The Puritans were second-generation reformers in the sixteenth and seventeenth . . .
Reaching down through the centuries and extending to this present hour, the legacy of John Knox remains firmly implanted in many areas of the worldwide church. Knox was influential in the formation of a Reformed church government and polity, education, and doctrinal creed. However, the one area in which Knox proved to be most impactful was in a return to biblical preaching. . . .
Wielding astonishing influence over Scotland in the sixteenth century, John Knox (c. 1514–72) was one of the most heroic leaders and towering figures in the annals of church history. Regarded as ‘the Father of the Scottish Reformation’ and ‘the Founder of the Scottish Protestant Church,’ Knox was a spiritual tour de force of unmatched vigor in spreading the kingdom of God. With . . .
Paul urges his younger protégé, Timothy, “wage the good warfare” (1 Tim 1:18). Preachers are caught up in a war of words and ideas, truth and falsehood, then as now. And Timothy is being given his marching orders—“stand your ground, because this is a fight to the death,” Paul is saying to him.