It was the prophet Jeremiah who first used the expression 'old paths' and assured those who followed them that they would find 'rest for (their) souls' (Jeremiah 6:16). J.C. Ryle was of the same conviction and wrote: 'The longer I live the more I am convinced that the world needs no new Gospel, as some profess to think. I am thoroughly persuaded that the world needs nothing but bold, full, unflinching teaching of the "old paths"'.
About the Author
J. C. RYLE (1816–1900) was a prominent writer, preacher, and Anglican clergyman in nineteenth-century Britain. He is the author of the classic Expository Thoughts on the Gospels and retired as the bishop of Liverpool.