Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Setting the record straight about Martyn Lloyd-Jones


A friend pointed out to me the following grave error in an sentence in Al Mohler's recent blog post "How will they hear without a preacher?":
England, of course, is the nation that once gave us preachers the likes of Charles Simeon, Charles Spurgeon, and Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
Now, let us be clear, Martyn Lloyd-Jones was Welsh. Welsh was the language of the family home. He was an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Wales and he is buried in Wales.

8 comments:

Paul said...

Now let us be clear. Westminster Chapel is in Westminster London. The Doctor may have been Welsh, ordained in Wales and buried in Wales but it's England that gave him his greatness.

Jonty Rhodes said...

But wisely decided to come and minister in...

Martin Downes said...

Huw Edwards did some cracking programmes on the BBC about the London Welsh. Made London great don't you know.

I forgive Al Mohler for his mistake, he is after all Canadian.

Jonty Rhodes said...

And actually while we're clearing things up, let's remember that the less revered Pelagius was not 'British' but Welsh...

Martin Downes said...

So they say. But his ghost haunts every human heart.

plantident said...

I am greived that Mohler did not mention those other great Englishmen like Boston, Chalmers, McCheyne, Whyte, Alexander or Still.

And for your infomration Mohler is not Canadian.... He's Mexican!

Jason said...

Actually he's Southern Baptist

Gareth said...

6 days until the 6 Nations!