Was Eric Liddell a Legalist?

I remember the movie coming out, but I didn’t remember how it turned out.

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Chariots of Fire is undoubtedly one of my favorite movies. It tells the story of two runners who competed in the 19liddell-chariots-daughter24 Paris Olympics. One of those runners was a man by the name of Eric Liddell, a man dubbed the “Flying Scotsman” because of his nationality and astounding speed. But in addition to being a superlative runner and all around athlete, Eric Liddell was a man of deep Christian convictions. The son of missionaries, born in China, Eric’s vision was always to return to the mission field to do the essential work of spreading the gospel. But Eric also felt that God had given him a great gift in his athletic abilities and he was determined to put these gifts to good use. To that end he trained hard for the Olympics in the event in which he had already set a record in Britain –…

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One thought on “Was Eric Liddell a Legalist?

  1. Whether or not he was a legalist seems rather unimportant at this point. Whatever he was, God blessed his life. He acted on his beliefs, making no concessions that would place God under anything or anyone else in importance. Gotta respect that.

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