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The Man of God
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What is our identity in Christ? To answer the question, Mackintosh takes a cue from Paul’s epistles to Timothy. The first letter begins with instructions about Timothy’s role in a flourishing church. The second letter, however, describes a fractured and broken church in which Timothy barely copes. In this more difficult context, Paul implores Timothy to persevere in spite of challenging situations, and in doing so, to discover how God works through both individuals and broken communities. For this reason, Paul calls Timothy a “man of God.” Yet how does identity in God differ from human identity in nature? In the world? Apart from God? By drawing these contrasts, Mackintosh points to the lessons Timothy learned from Paul, and the lessons we can draw from their correspondence.

Praise for the Print Edition

Man’s complete ruin in sin, and God’s perfect remedy in Christ, are fully, clearly, and often strikingly presented [in Mackintosh’s writings].

—Andrew Miller, a leader of the Plymouth Brethren movement

Product Details

  • Title: The Man of God
  • Author: C. H. Mackintosh
  • Series: C. H. Mackintosh Collection
  • Publisher: Loizeaux Brothers Publications
  • Pages: 36

About Charles Henry Mackintosh

Charles Henry Mackintosh (1820–1896) was notable for his work in philanthropic work during the Irish Potatoe Famine which affected much of Ireland, Scotland, and England at the time. He converted to Christianity through correspondence with his sister and through reading John Darby's Operations of the Spirit.

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