The Sincere Free Offer of the Gospel in Confessions, Documents and Commentaries


The First Confession of Basel  1534

The First Helvetic Confession  1536

The Geneva Confession  1537

Calvin’s First Catechism  1537/8

Calvin’s Catechism  1541

The Consensus Tigurinius  1549

The Large Emden Catechism  1551

The Hungarian Confessio Catholica1562

Church of Scotland  1564-1643

The Geneva Bible Notes  1560-1599

Theodore Beza’s Annotations  1599

John Diodati’s Annotations  1607

The Canons of Dort  1619

Ainsworth’s Commentary on the Pentateuch, Psalms & Cancticles  1616-1623

The Confession of Bohemia

The Dutch Annotations  1637

The Westminster Annotations  1645

The Westminster Standards, 1645-6

See also the Common Operations of the Spirit, which are mentioned in the Standards, and often have the purpose of drawing gospel hearers to the Savior, though they are resistible, in the writings of the divines.

The Sum of Saving Knowledge, 1650

The Sum was written by James Durham and David Dickson, ministers and professors of theology in Scotland, representing the general thought of the time, and has been often reprinted alongside the Westminster Standards.  The Sum has been widely influential over the centuries.

Edward Leigh’s Annotations  1650

John Trapp’s Commentary on the Bible  1650

Mayer’s Commentary on the Whole Bible  1652

Caryl’s Commentary on Job  1651-1666

The Formula Consensus Helvetica, 1675 

Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Bible  1683

Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Bible  1708-10



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Historic Reformed Quotes on the Sincere Free Offer


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