John Stott Biography, Age, Death, Quotes and Sermons

John Stott was an English Anglican who was known as a leader of the worldwide evangelical movement. He was ranked hin among the 100 most influential people.

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John Stott Biography

John Stott was an English Anglican priest who was known as a leader of the worldwide evangelical movement. He was one of the principal authors of the Lausanne Covenant in 1974. In 2005, Time magazine ranked Stott among the 100 most influential people in the world.

John Stott
John Stott

John Stott Birth, Age, and Death

John was born John Robert Walmsley Stott on 27 April 1921. He was born in London, England.

He died on 27 July 2011 at the College of St Barnabas in Lingfield. He was surrounded by family and close friends and they were reading the Bible and listening to Handel’s Messiah when he peacefully died. He died at the age of 90.

An obituary in Christianity Today reported that his death was caused by age-related complications and that he had been in discomfort for several weeks. His funeral was on 8 August 2011 at All Souls Church.

John Stott Family

John was born to Sir Arnold and Emily “Lily” Stott. Arnold was a leading physician at Harley Street and an agnostic. On the other hand, his mother had been raised Lutheran and attended the nearby Church of England church, All Souls, Langham Place.

John Stott Wife

No information on his wife is disclosed to the public.

John Stott Children

No information on his wife is disclosed to the public.

John Stott Educational Background

John was sent to boarding school at eight years old, Oakley Hall. In 1935, he went on to Rugby School later. While in school, he was mentored by Nash, who wrote a weekly letter to him, advising him on how to develop and grow in his Christian life, as well as practicalities such as leading the Christian Union at his school.

John Stott Quotes

“We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.”

“I could never myself believe in God if it were not for the cross. The only God I believe in is the One Nietzsche ridiculed as ‘God on the cross.’ In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? I have entered many Buddhist temples in different Asian countries and stood respectfully before the statue of the Buddha, his legs crossed, arms folded, eyes closed, the ghost of a smile playing around his mouth, a remote look on his face, detached from the agonies of the world. But each time after a while I have had to turn away. And in imagination I have turned instead to that lonely, twisted, tortured figure on the cross, nails through hands and feet, back lacerated, limbs wrenched, brow bleeding from thorn-pricks, mouth dry and intolerably thirsty, plunged in Godforsaken darkness. That is the God for me! He laid aside his immunity to pain. He entered our world of flesh and blood, tears and death. He suffered for us. Our sufferings become more manageable in the light of his. There is still a question mark against human suffering, but over it we boldly stamp another mark, the cross that symbolizes divine suffering. ‘The cross of Christ … is God’s only self-justification in such a world” as ours….’ ‘The other gods were strong; but thou wast weak; they rode, but thou didst stumble to a throne, But to our wounds only God’s wounds can speak, And not a god has wounds, but thou alone.”

“Why is it that some Christians cross land and sea, continents and cultures, as missionaries? What on earth impels them? It is not in order to commend a civilization, an institution or an ideology, but rather a person, Jesus Christ, whom they believe to be unique. ”

John Stott Sermon

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