Iain H. Murray, born in Lancashire, England in 1931 is a Reformed theological historian and co-founder of Banner of Truth Trust, which reprints many classic Christian materials. Murray has deep respect for the Puritans and seeks to distinguish true revival from the charismatic, emotional, and pragmatic views prevalent today. He is also a modern proponent of postmillennialism. Murray was educated in the Isle of Man and at the University of Durham and entered the Christian ministry in 1955. He served as assistant to Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel (1956-59) and subsequently at Grove Chapel, London (1961-69), and St Giles Presbyterian Church, Sydney (1981-84). Although remaining a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, he currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the Banner of Truth Trust (of which he is founding trustee) has its main office. Murray has written numerous biographies, all of which, are highly acclaimed by great preachers and teachers the world over.
JOHN MACARTHUR: SERVANT OF THE WORD AND FLOCK
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Through more than forty years, John MacArthur has opened and taught the Word of God in one local congregation, Grace Community Church, Los Angeles. Consequences have followed which no one anticipated, and which the preacher attributes to the sovereign hand of God. A people united to Christ, and to their pastor, became a channel for blessing across the earth. It has been a ministry marked by characteristics that re-appear in every spiritual advance - not concern for relevance not special attractions for young or old, male or female; but love for God and dependence on his Word and promises. MacArthur has proved, without ever intending to do so, that true preaching of the Word of God is international, because if you teach the Bible it transcends every border, every language, every culture. It is as relevant today, and will be tomorrow, as in all the years since God put it down. That is why his sermons are heard or read in more than two hundred countries around the world today. But this is also a human story, including the shaping of his youth, the strength of marriage and family, the refining influence of trials and controversies, and the building of a man whose staff have never known to be angry. There are friends who, for all their love of his ministry, say his life is his best sermon.