The Crux of the Free Offer of the Gospel: A Biblical, Confessional, and Theological Explanation and Defense of the Well-Meant Offer of the Gospel
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Does God have a genuine desire for the salvation of all men? In The Crux of the Free Offer, Sam Waldron provides a scriptural and historical analysis of the Well-Meant Offer of the Gospel. Waldron not only provides a biblical defense of the Well-Meant Offer but he also looks at many of the important implications of this doctrine, shows the way the Reformed confessions affirmed it, answers important theological and soteriological objections, and applies this doctrine to the Christian and the preacher.
“I am once again indebted to Sam Waldron for his precise exposition of the Scriptures regarding this critical issue facing the church. As always, he stands upon the Word of God and in the very center of the historical Reformed faith. This work not only substantiates the free offer of the gospel to all, but it will inspire the reader to be more diligent in the gospel ministry.”
“Can a Christian rightly say that God sovereignly determines whom He will save and sincerely offers Christ to everyone who hears the gospel? Sam Waldron gives us a solid basis to say ‘Yes’! His outline of sophisticated theological arguments makes constant reference to the Holy Scriptures to embolden preachers to preach unconditional election, particular redemption, and the free offer of the gospel.”
"I am thrilled that Dr. Waldron has taken up this vital subject. Those like myself who share Dr. Waldron’s commitment to the Well-Meant Offer may not agree on every detail of every one of his arguments, but here they will find a clear-thinking, informed, thorough, and convincing treatment of the subject to be reckoned with. This book leaves few, if any, stones unturned or objections unaddressed. With the resurgence of Calvinism in our day, we should be greatly concerned that the kind of Calvinism promoted and proclaimed is of the true, historical, warmly-evangelical and biblical kind, not a distortion of it. Here is a book pointing the way. May it be read widely and greatly used of God to that end!"
— Jeffery Smith
"The Free Offer of the gospel defines a vital truth in the Reformed system of theology. As with his other writings, Sam Waldron explains and defends this doctrine with a lucid clarity and a compelling Scriptural argument. For any with concerns regarding the Free Offer, Waldron lays out its biblical necessity and theological coherence. This book will perform a great service in defending the church’s offer of Christ to all the world and will bless our Lord by unleashing through our passionate lips his cry for sinners to be saved."
— Richard D. Phillips