Sunday, October 16, 2005

Martyred 16 October 1555

What a day to stand and preach the gospel (though of course no more special than any other), but reminded that 450 years ago an hour or so away in Oxford, Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer were martyred for defending the gospel.

Famous last words:
"Be of good cheer, Master Ridley, and play the man, for we shall this day light such a candle in England as I trust by God' grace shall never be put out."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for bringing this to our attention! I will now be referring to that fact in my sermon tonight. An inspiration to us to be faithful and make sure that we do whatever it takes to pass the message faithfully on to the next generation.