Sunday, 24 January 2016

Passing of Ron Dart

Ronald Dart's death has been noted in several places, including Gary Leonard's blog. The following message from Ken Swiger was reposted on Pam Dewey's Facebook page.
I learned this morning of the passing of an old friend, a brother in the faith, teacher, preacher, and a man I consider a mentor. 
Mr. Ronald L. Dart passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on this Sabbath day following a multi-year battle against cutaneous T-Cell lymphoma. 
God has richly blessed the Church of God movement to have allowed us to have Ron Dart in our lives for so many years. So many of us can look back at what we have learned from Mr. Dart's ministry and give thanks for this Godly man and his work. Please join me in praying for Mrs. [Allie] Dart... We are saddened by our loss, but we know that our brother Ron has completed his race...
For some of us - and I include myself - Dart was, for a time, a powerful influence in coming to grips with a post-WCG life. Ron Dart was, as has been often noted, a gifted speaker, and one of the few in WCG who encouraged people to actually do some of their own thinking, so pushing us along on our journey. One piece of his advice I remember clearly, and have striven to apply since; we grasp truth with a finger grip. Time will require that we take on board new information, new factors. In the meantime we proclaim the best as we understand it. Truth is not to be clung to with a death grip, for truth is always understood imperfectly. Ron Dart was 82 years of age.

1 comment:

  1. He was indeed a good speaker. He was also the more intellectual in numerous of his sermons, whereas GTA was more of a marketer in the way he spoke. It's been over two decades since I heard him speak, but my warmest thoughts are with his family at this time. RIP