Martyrdom and Mission: Why Reformers Died In Their Day, How We Must Live In Ours

Speakers: David Platt Year: 2016 Session: Main Session

David Platt closed out T4G 2016 by reviewing the lives and deaths of martyrs from the Reformation and applying their theology of death and mission to the church today. Putting our pain in perspective, Platt reminded us that “your perspective of earthly embers changes when you remember that you have been saved from an eternal inferno.” Platt continues to call the church to hasten the day of her Lord’s return by continuing to share the gospel with the lost and the unreached.


David Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and chairman of Radical (Inc.), a global missions organization that serves the church for the cause of Christ—to glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches among all the nations. Resources from David Platt and Radical can be found at Books by David Platt include Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change, as well as the following volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series: Exalting Jesus in Matthew, Exalting Jesus in James, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and Exalting Jesus in Galatians. David Platt received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with his wife and four children, he lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.