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Christian's Great Interest. In Two Parts. - Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Scottish Presbyterian minister William Guthrie asked this question in the 17th century, and wrote his only work, The Christian's Great Interest , in order to answer it. This work is an assurance of salvation aimed at helping believers "make [their] calling and election sure. The book is written with typical Puritan language and may be challenging in style for some readers, but Guthrie is highly logical and methodical in is writing, fully explaining each point and moving gracefully form one to the next.
This work is an assurance of salvation aimed at helping believers "make [their] calling and election sure.
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The book is written with typical Puritan language and may be challenging in style for some readers, but Guthrie is highly logical and methodical in is writing, fully explaining each point and moving gracefully form one to the next. Guthrie is aware that some readers aren't versed in Christianity, so he is always sure to explain basic themes for the sake of "those more ignorant.
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It is sure to console any who have doubted. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem?
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Christian's Great Interest 4. Describes in a clear and attractive style what it means to be a Christian, and how to become one. Its author William Guthrie was described by John Owen as 'one of the greatest divines that ever wrote'. Paperback , Puritan Paperbacks , pages.
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Lists with This Book. Aug 11, Jacob Aitken rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is an outstanding pastoral text on the nature of assurance. Part two has a good section on the nature of justifying faith and why some lack "that absolute sense of assurance. Feb 03, Cath added it Shelves: I've never found the title to be particularly transparent, but that shouldn't detract from the value of this little book. William Guthrie's only work is a good one.
He expounds on the Christian life and focuses on the work of salvation. How do I know that I am genuinely saved? What if I am saved and sin? Written in an older style and a little more difficult to read because of the choice of language, Guthrie's book is a challenge to fall under the banner of genuine Christianity.