When re-recording my audiobook Four 'Antinomians' Tried and Vindicated: Tobias Crisp, William Dell, John Eaton and John SaltmarshÂ¸ I came to the closing section of the chapter dealing with William Dell. Being struck with the force of what I was reading, impressed with its relevance to the evangelical scene today, I felt I should publish a small article, hoping to reach as many people as possible with the vital material. In the six years since I published my Four 'Antinomians',
Preaching Christ Is All Amen to this discourse and to the previous comment!
Well said dear sister in Christ !!!
Powerful Preaching from 1652! Thank you for bringing to light this radical Parliamentarian and powerful preacher from the 17thC. - especially this sermon on a vital subject not often enough preached on today - The Crucified and Quickened Christian.
" 'True faith is a greater matter than most are aware of....it is more than assent..we are truly made one with the Son of the living God....a most high and precious grace...the greatest and highest worship of God..the first grace whereby we have entrance into the kingdom of God.'
Dell gets to the heart of the Gospel. Oh for men like Dell to...preach us into Christ, and Christ into us! I have no doubt but that this sort of preaching will prove saving for sinners and sanctifying for saints...a sovereign elixir.. God's appointed way of dealing with both. Above all it will glorify God for purposing so great a salvation for us helpless, ruined and polluted sinners, for accomplishing it through the work of such a glorious Saviour, and for applying it to us so freely and graciously by the power of the sovereign Holy Spirit.
May we know, and love, and feel what it is to be united to Christ
! Above all, may we live in the good of it."