Works of the Westminster Divines on the Free Offer of the Gospel


Order of Contents

Sermons  2
Books  7




Valentine, Thomas

Christ’s Counsel to Poor & Naked Souls that They Might be Well Furnished with Pure Gold & Richly Clad with White Raiment: Delivered in a Sermon before the House of Commons at their Public Fast, Sept. 29, 1647  (London, 1647)  on Rev. 3:18

Rev. 3:17-18, “…and know not that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.  I counsel you to buy of Me gold tried in the fire that you may be rich, and white clothes that you may be clothed…”

A Charge Against the Jews & the Christian World for Not Coming to Christ, who would have Freely Given Them Eternal Life: Delivered in a Sermon Before the House of Peers, on May 26, 1647, being the day of their Public Fast  (London, 1647)

Hosea 7:1, “When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim  was discovered…”




Burroughs, Jeremiah

Christ Inviting Sinners to Come to Him for Rest; Four Books on the Eleventh of Matthew  1659

See especially Matt 11:28 ‘Come unto Me, ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’

Gospel Reconciliation, or, Christ’s Trumpet of Peace to the World, to which is Added Two Sermons  Buy (London, 1657)

See especially chapters 60-80

Greenhill, William – Sermons of Christ’s Last Discovery of Himself, of the Spirit & Bride, the Waters of Life, & his Free Invitation of Sinners to Come & Drink of Them, from Rev. 22:16,17  Buy  (London, 1656)

Rev. 22:17, “The Spirit and the Bride say ‘Come… let him that is athirst come.  And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

Sedgwick, Obadiah

The Fountain Opened & the Water of Life Flowing Forth for the Refreshing of Thirsty Sinners in Several Sermons on Isa. 55:1-3  (1657)

Isa. 55:1,3 “Ho, everyone that thirsts, come ye to the waters, and he that has no money: come ye and buy, and eat… incline your ear and come unto Me.”

The Riches of Grace Displayed in the Offer & Tender of Salvation to Poor Sinners, Wherein is Set Out the Gracious Behavior of Christ Standing at the Door and Knocking for Entrance, the Dutiful Behavior of Sinners in Hearing Christ’s Voice & Opening to Him, & the Comfortable Event upon them Both  (London, 1657)

Rev. 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.”

Simpson, Sidrach – Two Books:  1. Of Unbelief: or the Want [Lack] of Readiness to Lay Hold on the Comfort given by Christ.  2.  Not Going to Christ for Life & Salvation is an Exceeding Great Sin, yet it is Pardonable, 1658

Vines, Richard – God’s Drawing and Man’s Coming to Christ Discovered in 32 Sermons on John 6:44: with the Difference Between a True Inward Christian & the Outward Formalist, in Three Sermons on Rom. 2:28-29




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The Sincere Free Offer of the Gospel in the Westminster Standards and Divines

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