Another quality eBook from Chapel Library. George Whitefield wrote this letter to John Wesley in 1740, in response to Wesley's sermon entitled "Free Grace." Whitefield believed the issue vital to robust Christianity, and hastened to write from Georgia in the American colonies, to his friend across the sea. From the Preface: "Many of my friends, that are strenuous advocates of universal redemption, will immediately be offended. Many that are zealous on the other side will be much rejoiced. They that are lukewarm on both sides, and are carried away with carnal reasoning, will wish this matter had never been brought under debate...I heartily pray God to hasten the time for his being clearly enlightened into all the doctrines of divine revelation, that we may thus be closely united in principle and judgment as well as heart and affection."
A Word For Today
An example of how, why, and when to correct a fellow believer’s theology and teaching using the Bible as our authority not emotion or opinion. May we contend for the truth and do so out of love for God and those being corrected as Whitefield did in this letter to Wesley.