the only true account is the man himself

I am just beginning to read some Martin Lloyd-Jones. And already I am being so impacted by his great preaching.

Check out this quote from a sermon of his from May 15, 1927:

“Do you wish to find an account of what the gospel has done? Well, you must not turn to books for it. Look rather to the reformed sinners–see the lame walking, and the blind seeing and the deaf hearing. The true history of the church is to be found in the lives of the converts that it has produced. You can never really write an account of the conversion of a sinner, the only true account is the man himself. That is why the church has always relied more upon preaching and public testimony than upon documents and the written word.”

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