Monday, February 22, 2016

Charles Ryrie: Christian Scholar, Author, Southern Baptist

Charles C. Ryrie (AD 1925-2016) lived to be four score and ten, was an outstanding Bible scholar, teacher, author, Southern Baptist. He taught for years at Dallas Theological Seminary and authored some 50 books. Multiplied thousands of preachers and Bible students are in his debt. Dr. Ryrie was an active member of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas and good friend of pastors W. A. Criswell, O. S. Hawkins, Mac Brunson, Robert Jeffress. 

He is perhaps best known for his Ryrie Study Bible, Basic Theology, and as a spokesman for Premillennialism (or Dispensationalism). Every pastor should have the Ryrie Study Bible as a reference.

On one of my fairly recent visits to SWBTS, Paige Patterson announced Charles Ryrie would be speaking in an upcoming chapel service. Wish I could have been there.

"If ever there lived a man whose life was immersed in the Bible it was Charles Ryrie. This is evident not only in the legacy he left in the Ryrie Study Bible, his amazing collection of rare and antique Bibles and books, but his passion to never stop studying even into his ninth decade of life.” -O. S. Hawkins, GuideStone

Read more at: 
Study Bible scholar Charles Ryrie dies

Farewell Faithful Solider: A Tribute to Dr. Charles C. Ryrie

“The Bible is the greatest of all books, to study it is the noblest of all pursuits, to understand it, the highest of all goals.” -Charles Ryrie

-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, February 22, AD 2016.

Commentaries and Bible Study
Deuteronomy 14:26 - Does it Commend Alcohol?
Basic Baptist Doctrines / Beliefs

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post. I never realized that Charles Ryrie was a Baptist. Suppose I had never thought about it.


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