The Doctrines of Grace

Articles on the gospel offer, sorrow for sin, conversion and directions for new converts, a catechism for young people coming to the Lord’s table, the covenant of grace, a revival in Virginia, and more.

The Will of God and the Gospel Offer

These passages from classical Reformed theologians and preachers speak of God’s desire for or delight in the salvation of those who hear the gospel offer, inasmuch as his revealed will is an expression of his goodness and kindness toward the hearers of the gospel.
Archibald Bonar
Thomas Boston
Thomas Chalmers
Stephen Charnock
William Cunningham
John Duncan
Jonathan Edwards
Ebenezer Erskine
John Flavel
Thomas Halyburton
Charles Hodge
John Howe
John Kennedy
James MacGregor
Charles Calder Mackintosh
Hugh Martin
Robert Murray M’Cheyne
John Murray
Asahel Nettleton
James I. Packer
Samuel Rutherford
Frances Turretin

David Dickson (1589-1662) and James Durham (1622-1658)

God’s warrant for a sinner to come to Christ:
Warrants to Believe

Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)

From his Christ Dying and Drawing Sinners to Himself (1647):
Soul Trouble
Sorrow for Sin
Preparations before Conversion

John Howe (1630-1705)

The Goodness of God
Prayer and the Decrees of God

James Webster (1659-1720)

The offer of the gospel:
If Any Man Thirst

John Willison (1680-1720)

A catechism for young people preparing for admission to the Lord’s table:
The Young Communicant’s Catechism

Robert Riccaltoun (1691-1769)

A survey of the issues in the Marrow Controversy, discussing the role of the mediator in the covenant of grace, and the instrumentality of faith:
Christ’s Suretyship
The Covenant of Grace

Samuel Davies (1723-1761)

The Success of the Ministry, Owing to a Divine Influence

Thomas Beveridge (1749-1798)

Encouragements for ministers of the gospel:
As We Have Received Mercy, We Faint Not

John Love (1757-1825)

What is the divine glory, and what does it mean for us to discern the glory of God?
I Am That I Am

David Black (1762-1806)

The Deceitfulness of the Heart

Archibald Alexander (1772-1851)

Vital Piety
Answer to Prayer Long Deferred
Christ Standing and Knocking at the Door

A wise and discriminating analysis of regeneration and its fruits in Christian experience:
A Practical View of Regeneration

Two prefaces:
Preface to The Memoirs of Thomas Halyburton
Preface to Matthew Henry’s Commentary

Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847)


William B. Sprague (1795-1876)

Treatment Due to Young Converts

John Duncan (1796-1870)

Mount Sinai and Mount Zion
Drawing Near to God

Three treatments of the free offer of the gospel:
Behold the Lamb of God
Effectual Calling
Forsaking Our Own Mercy

John Macdonald (1807-1847)

Memoir of Isobel Hood
“Isobel Hood’s Manuscript”: A Letter to Her Pastor

Alexander Moody Stuart (1809-1898)

Christ Sleeping on the Sea

John H. Bocock (1813-1872)

The account of a mighty work of God’s Spirit about 1850, in a Presbyterian congregation in Louisa County, Virginia:
Lights and Shadows Lang Syne

Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813-1843)

The Inward Experience of Believers
The Cry for Revival
God in Christ Reconciling the World

John Kennedy of Dingwall (1819-1884)

A critique of the Arminian message and method of evangelism:
Hyper-Evangelism: Another Gospel, Though a Mighty Power

Hugh Martin (1822-1885)

Christ’s Presence in the Gospel History
Co-ordination of Grace and Duty

John Macleod (1872-1948)

The Inspiration of the Scriptures
The Doctrine of the Sovereignty of God

Kenneth MacRae (1883-1964)

A Word to the Anxious

John Murray (1898-1975)

Peter’s Rebuke of Christ

On the Calvinistic doctrine of the gospel:
Arminianism in the Pilgrimage of the Soul
The Reformed Faith and Arminianism

William Young

Historic Calvinism and Neo-Calvinism
Theory and Theology
What Is Truth?