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Gill’s 1719 London arrival

From time to time in the history of the Church, God raises up men, who, because of their God-given talents, exercise extraordinary influence for good.

History Professor Michael Haykin
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In the Ancient Church, Athanasius and Augustine were such pastor-theologians as they defended the Christian Faith. At the time of the Reformation, Martin Luther and John Calvin were critical to the advance of that great movement of God. In more recent times, Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones played a central role in the recovery of the doctrines of grace among British Evangelicals. And in his day, especially among members of his community, the Particular or Calvinistic Baptists, John Gill may rightly be reckoned, in the words of Lloyd-Jones, ‘a very great man, and an exceptionally able man’.