I’ve been listening back through some old 9 Marks interviews and I want to highlight one of the most impactful of these interviews. Iain Murray is a wealth of knowledge as it relates to church history of the past 200 years. He’s written numerous and well-research biographies of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Charles Spurgeon, Arthur Pink, Charles Wesley and others. He also began the Banner of Truth Trust and magazine by the same name. For many years he was an assistant to Martyn Lloyd-Jones. If anyone demands our attention in discussing contemporary church issues it is Iain Murray with his vast knowledge and wisdom.
There are many church movements today which are repeating the same mistaken ideas of the past that have been proven by time to be failures. Murray discusses the ministries of Lloyd-Jones, Pink and pulls some great lessons from Wesley that Calvinists need to take heed of. One thing that surprised me was the Wesley did not utilize the altar call. Wesley’s Methodists also have the distinct heritage of reaching Austrailia with the gospel when others could not.
Iain also discusses his two recent publications ‘Evangelicalism Divided’ and ‘The Old Evangelicalism.’ This is an interview you need to hear. Sinclair Ferguson said that a man who deeply trusts God will step out and do great things, and Iain has done just that in the faithful service of his life.