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The Sincere Free Offer of the Gospel in Church History
Confessions, Documents and Commentaries
Including The Sincere Free Offer of the Gospel in the Westminster Standards and Divines
The 1500’s, 24+ theologians
Quotes from all of your favorite Reformers: Luther, Calvin, Zanchi, Rollock, et al.
The 1600’s, 100+ theologians, hundreds of quotes
Quotes from all of your favorite puritans: Rutherford, Durham, Manton, Charnock, Turretin, Henry, et al.
John Murray Compared with the Post-Reformation on the Sincere Free Offer of the Gospel
The 1700’s, 15+ theologians
Quotes from Halyburton, Boston, Erskine, Edwards, Fuller, et al.
The 1800’s, 20+ theologians
Quotes from M’Cheyne, Nettleton, Chalmers, Cunningham, Bannerman, Hodge, Smeaton, Fairbairn, Duncan, et al.
The 1900’s, 10+ theologians
Quotes from Murray, Vos, Berkhof, Strong, Boettner, et al.
Quotes from Packer, Muller, Beeke, Hulse, Murray, et al.
On God’s Revealed Will
On the Distinction Between God’s Revealed Will and his Will of Decree
John Howe on God’s Revealed Will is Actually His Will
Is God’s Revealed Will and the Gospel Call God’s Will, Desire, Pleasure and Wish?
Yes, according to scripture and 45+ historic reformed theologians.
John Howe on What Anthropormorphisms Attributed to God Positively Teach
Does God’s Revealed Will Contain Purpose?
On the Offer of the Gospel
Thomas Ridgley on the Terms ‘Offer’ and ‘Invitation’
You Must Choose Christ to be Saved
Predestination, Election, Irresistible Grace, Total Depravity and other teachings of scripture do not negate that a person must choose Christ to be saved, and that man, by God’s regenerating grace, is active in turning away from sin to Christ. Thomas Manton and William Cunningham are quoted to this effect.
Is the Gospel Offer Conditional?
On God’s Love
Historic Reformed Quotes on the Sincere Free Offer of the Gospel Interpretation of John 3:16
The Three-Fold Love of God, 11 quotes
Reformed Christianity has historically distinguished three aspects of the love of God. He loves (1) all creation because it is his creation, (2) all people, because they are made in his image, and (3) the elect who He superlatively loves with a full complacency. Quotes from: Turretin, Leigh, Collinges, a Brakel, Jenkyn, Ussher, Gill, Hodge and Berkhof, Rutherford and Pictet.
On Resistible Grace
Quotes on the Common Operations of the Spirit from the Reformers and Puritans, 60+ theologians, mostly from the 1500’s and 1600’s
These common operations of the Spirit in the call of the Gospel often have the purpose of drawing gospel hearers to the Savior, though they are resistible.
On the Compatibility of Resistible and Irresistible Grace
Herman Bavinck and William Cunningham relate that the historic origin of the term ‘irresistible grace’ was never meant to deny resistible grace, but is compatible with it.
Is an Aspect of God’s Will Ineffectual?
Quotes on the Atonement Providing Common Grace Benefits for the Reprobate
Durham, Charnock, Witsius, Cunningham, and Dabney all affirm Limited Atonement, that Christ died for the sins of the elect. They also affirm the Biblical doctrine that Christ, in his Atonement, purchased and intended non-saving benefits to the reprobate: 2 Pet. 2:1; Ex. 15:13; Deut. 32:6, etc. Cunningham and Dabney are particularly good. Preliminary discussions at the Westminster Assembly are also quoted.
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