May 7, 2011

Men of Faith

Quotes from four humble men of faith who gave it all for the one that gave it all for them.

Jim Elliot:
"He is no fool to give what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose"
Eric Liddell:
"Complete Surrender"
William Borden:
"No Reserve. No Retreat. No Regrets"
Charles Studd:
"If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him."

  • Jim Elliot left all to serve Christ in Ecuador only to die as a Martyr at age 29.
  • Eric Liddell gave up fame and fortune in England after winning the gold in the 1924 Olympics to serve the Lord in China. Eric died at age 43 in a Japanese prison camp.
  • William Borden was set to inherit millions from his father who owned one of the largest food products companies in America in 1900. Instead, Borden at the age of 25 gave it all up, including his degree at Yale and left to spread the love of Christ to the people of Egypt. He died en route.
  • Finally, Charles Studd, an Englishman who inherited $145,000 (Aprox $3,500,000 in 2011 dollars) gave it all away at the age of 25 and sailed off to China with $5 and lived in poverty the rest of his life, sharing Christ with those in China and Africa. His work in Africa sparked a world wide evangelical crusade & part of the money he gave away went to DL Moody, who used it to start the Moody Bible Institute.
These incredible men gave up their lives in honor of the man they came to call their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We're living forever--meaning our time on earth is 0 Time when we compare it to eternity. These men gave it all. They sacrificed. They changed lives for eternity. Reading these testimony's places climbing the corporate ladder a little further down the list of priorities and makes me shed a tear when I consider just how un-worthy I am compared to these men.

For detailed reads of their biography:

Jim Elliot Biography

Eric Liddell Biography

William Borden Biography

Charles Studd Biography

Other famous men's bio's such as D.L. Moody can be found here

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