George Smeaton on the Sincere Free Offer of the Gospel

Christ’s Doctrine of the Atonement, p. 380, this quote was compiled by Rev. Rob McCurley 

“That the offer of salvation is to be made to all men is the conclusion to which every one must come who duly considers that Christ so preached. Though he knew all those that were His, all that were given Him by the Father, He yet invited sinners indiscriminately (John 7:37), nay, complained of their reluctance and refusal when they set at nought His proposals of love (Matt. 23:37; John 5:40). A special atonement and invitations sincerely made on the ground of it to mankind indefinitely are quite compatible. They will be found to meet at some point though their junction be beyond our present line of vision. And our Lord and His apostles, by their mode of preaching, give us an example how to proceed. They brought motives and expostulations to bear on men as if no hard question were in the way.”

 

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