SDG. - 2023. dw. 232pp.
What has God given us in His “precious and great promises?” In The Wells of Salvation Opened, Puritan William Spurstowe reveals how these promises are all we need for “life and godliness.” In twenty-one chapters, readers will see how Christians can find power in God’s certain Word for their daily lives. Follow Spurstowe as he faithfully reminds us of the promises given to them in Christ and the gospel.
- The Text Opened and the Particulars Proposed
- What a Promise Is
- The Excellency and Preciousness of the Promises
- The Noble Effect of the Promises
- Promises Are Grounds of Matchless Consolation
- Promises Focus Faith on God in Christ
- Conditions, Interdependence, Frequency, and Persistence
- Waiting, Sorting, Selecting, Depending, and Gratitude
- Mere Assent and Understanding Humility
- Providence, Curiosities, and Carnal Reasoning
- Fanciful Expectations and Settling for Less
- Faith Is Not Full Assurance
- Promises of Mercy and Pardon
- Promises for Future Ages
- Comfort of Assurance in Death
- Use of Temporal Promises
- The Neglect or Abuse of the Promises
- Differences between the Promises of God and Satan
- Estates of Believers and Unbelievers
- Thankfulness for Precious Promises
- Motives to Act Faith in the Promises
“William Spurstowe is finally getting some of the recognition that his writings deserve. A pious Presbyterian willing to suffer for his convictions, Spurstowe exhibits in these pages a pleasing sense of humor mixed with a biblical and practical piety. The subject is treated with utmost seriousness, the author with a touch of self-deprecation. Graced with an informative introduction, this carefully edited reprint will bless Christians who wish to better understand the greatness, preciousness, usefulness, and Spirit-worked effects of God’s promises to believers.”
—Chad Van Dixhoorn, is professor of church history and director of the Craig Center for the Study of the Westminster Standards at Westminster Theological Seminary.
About the Author
William Spurstowe (1605–1666) was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His first pastorate was at Great Hampden in Buckinghamshire, where he was installed in 1638. In 1643 Spurstowe was chosen to attend the Westminster Assembly as a Presbyterian. Spurstowe served the parliament of Richard Cromwell alongside Edward Reynolds, Thomas Manton, and other Puritan ministers. He was also one of the ejected ministers of 1662.