Fun Facts from Church History: Not Everyone Liked Farel

farel[One] Mr. Ducrest, who had a seat in the ordinary council [of Geneva] as one of the ancient syndics, and who was at the head of the Popish party in the city, repeatedly attacked Farel with great violence of language in the Council, and threatened that if a stop was not put to his preaching, the people would lay violent hands on him.*

Farel wasn’t beloved by everyone…  Surprising, I know.

*Thomas M’Crie and William Ferguson, The Early Years of John Calvin (Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1880), 149.

2 thoughts on “Fun Facts from Church History: Not Everyone Liked Farel

  1. Not liking someone for their preaching is nothing new, it seems… Especially when the preaching is truthful!
    A meme circulating in social media may just be pertinent here and it is truth:
    Christians would vote for a candidate who “tell it like it is”, but will demand far less from their own pastors…


  2. Milton Almeida - The Grace Ambassador 8 Mar 2016 at 10:01 am

    Sorry, wrong thread…


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