eighteen sermons preached by the late rev george whitefield

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: SERMON IV. The Gofpel a dying Saint's Triumph. ' i , A Funeral Sermon. Mark xvi. ver. 15, 16. And he /aid unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gofpel to every creature. He that belimeth and is baptized jJjall be faved, but he that believeth notfoall be damned. ...... . ...' . i '.; , ' -''", -" " 1A M perfuaded I need' not inform this auditory, that when ambafladors are fent to a prince, or when judges go their re- fpective circuits, it is always cuftomary fcr them to mow their credentials, to open and read their commiffions, by which they act in his Majefty's name. The fame is abfolutely neceflary for thofe who are arnbafTadors of the Son of God, as they would be faithful to their Lord ; fince they are to fit with him on the throne, throne, when he fhall come the fecond time to judge both evil angels and men. If any mould afk me, where is their commiffion ? it has been juft now read unto you. Here it is in my hand, it is written with the King's own hand, by the finger of the ever-blefTed God, and fealed with the fignet of his eternal Spirit, with his broad feal annexed to it. The com- miffion is fhort, but vary extenfive; ard it is remarkable, it was given out juft Lefore the Redeemer went to heaven ; he referved it in infinite wifdom for his laft bleffing, to appoint and employ vicegerents to carry on his work on earth. He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear what the Son of God fays to a company of poor fimermen. There was not one fcholar among them all. What does he fay; Go ye into all the world, and preach the gofpel to every creature. Let us paufe a while, an3 before we go further let us fee what mercy, what love, and yet withal, what equal ma- jefty are blended in this expreffion or com- mifilon. Go yc, ye poor fifhermen, ye that t...
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