Jerry Bridges, 1929-2016: rest in peace
We in the Church have lost another giant this week – though I am certain he would not have thought of himself as such: Jerry Bridges, author of such works as The Pursuit of Holiness and Trusting God, has passed away at the age of 86. Justin Taylor wrote this about him:
One of the great legacies of Jerry Bridges is that he combined—to borrow some titles from his books—the pursuit of holiness and godliness with an emphasis on transforming grace. He believed that trusting God not only involved believing what he had done for us in the past, but that the gospel empowers daily faith and is transformative for all of life.
Probably there could be no better epitaph than this.