Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sin in Biographies

Great men in history have had many biographies written about them; Lincoln, Napoleon, Washington, and John Adams. Even though many of them have been written to make the subject a hero, they do not succeed without withholding information or changing it. After several generations have gone by, new biographies are written and we find out their heroes were human and as humans, they sinned. Again, the sins are written as fact. If the man had received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, that would be left out.

There are other biographies where sin is mentioned and the solution is in the man’s life. He received Jesus Christ sometime in his life and then spent the rest of his life living and proclaiming Jesus.

Here are a few such people of which I have read and re-read over the last sixty years; Corrie Ten Boom, Amy Carmichael, Irene Webster-Smith, George Mueller, James Fraser, Hudson Taylor, John Sung, Pastor Hsi, Charles Simeon, The Cambridge Seven, and Oswald Chambers.

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