‘…contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints’
Jude 1:3 (NIV)
C.S. Lewis said: “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”
The Christians that we hear about in these lectures were deeply courageous in the face of immense challenges, opposition and persecution. These men stand in history as examples of what it is to live a life of consistent devotion to our Lord, despite public hostility and personal suffering.
In an age where Christian belief is often derided and mocked, we can look to those who have gone before and remember that we can not only stand firm but, by the grace of God, endeavour to change hearts and minds. In so doing we answer Jude’s instruction to “contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints”.