Tuesday, August 17, 2010
#181 Jim Elliot
Jim Elliot was an evangelical missionary to Ecuador who was killed by the tribe he tried to convert. He is now blisteringly famous within Christian culture for being a martyr of the faith.
Everyone in Christian culture knows that it was Jim Elliot who said "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose," and most have written it on the inside cover of their Bible at some point in their evangelical career. However, most of Christian culture can't name the other four missionaries who were killed along with Jim. They're Pete Best in this scenario, and Jim Elliot is Ringo.