History: A Young Man’s Source of Wisdom

“It is the knowledge of the past which gives the to the young man the experience of age. While yet he retains the energy and enterprise of youth, and it is not too late for action, history guides his activity with the prudence and wisdom of venerable infirmity. It is hers to unite the attributes of both seasons in one person.”

Robert Louis Dabney, “Uses and Results of Church History,” in Discussions Vol 2: Evangelical (1891; reprint Harrisonburg, VA: Sprinkle, 1982), 12.

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About Eric Smith

Sinner saved by the grace of Jesus, husband of Candace, father of Coleman and Crockett, West Tennessean, pastor of Sharon Baptist Church, student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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