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

 

Sermons

Valentine, Thomas – Christ’s Counsel to Poor and Naked Souls that they might be well Furnished with Pure Gold, and Richly Clad with White Raiment: delivered in a sermon before the House of Commons at their public fast, Sept. 29, 1647  ToC

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…”

Valentine, Thomas – A Charge Against the Jews and 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  ToC

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

 

 

Books

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.’

Burroughs, Jeremiah – Gospel Reconciliation, or, Christ’s Trumpet of Peace to the World, to which is added two sermons ToC Buy

See especially chapters 60-80

Greenhill, William – Sermons of Christ’s last discovery of Himself, of the Spirit and Bride, the Waters of Life, and his Free Invitation of Sinners to Come and Drink of Them, from Rev. 22:16,17  ToC  Buy

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 and 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.”

Sedgwick, Obadiah – The Riches of Grace Displayed in the Offer and 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 and opening to Him, and the comfortable event upon them both ToC

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 and 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 and the Outward Formalist, in three sermons on Rom. 2:28,29

 

 

 

Related Pages

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

The Sincere Free Offer of the Gospel

The Sincere Free Offer of the Gospel Historic Quotes