PART SIX: Conclusion
Who is Dr. Francis Schaeffer? In Philadelphia Biblical University, for instance, if you asked that question, some would say that he was a philosopher. Others would say that he was a theologian. And still others would say that he was a famous Christian author. Now it is true that all the answers above apply, but they leave a big gap that really needs to be filled. Who was Dr. Schaeffer? Dr. Francis Schaeffer was a Christian, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather, an evangelist, a pastor, a teacher, a mentor, and a friend. This student is privileged to say that Dr. Schaeffer, in the very short time that he knew him, was his teacher and friend, and developed into being his mentor. He and his ministry taught me how to experience the best salad that God has to offer, the Supernatural Christian Life. And the salad dressing that he and his ministry have taught me to crave for, forever more, is Thousand Islands, the Mark of the Christian.
What kind of salad would you like to eat, and what brand of salad dressing would you like to have on that salad?
"Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the outcome of their way of life, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever. (Hebrews 13:7,8 NASB)
Are you maybe like the writer of this paper? Have you maybe been asking yourself recently, "How should I then live?"
Maybe seeking out someone who can give you answers like Dr. Schaeffer did for the writer of this paper can help you as well. It may be a friend. It may be your Pastor. It may be a teacher in your school. That search for answers may also include a visit to a branch of L'Abri near you. But never stop searching until you find what you are looking for.
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone who asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." (Matthew 7:7, 8)
May God richly bless you in your search.
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