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The good, the bad, and the ugly: flawed heroes in a fallen world

Carl Trueman

Adult and Student / 2011

The church has benefited greatly from the work of some significant individuals. We are all their debtors. And yet even the greatest Christians are no more than sinners, their lives teaching us how the good, the bad, and the ugly can co-exist in individuals who are yet used to God’s greater glory.

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