Taking his theme from 2 Corinthians 11:2, Edward Pearse discusses the blessed marriage that exists between believers and Christ. He shows what makes Christ the perfect Bridegroom and how it is that God accomplishes this grand espousal. This is a work of great spiritual value, charged with experiential vitality and liberally sprinkled with gospel exhortations. Read and see that there is no better match for your soul than Jesus.
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Edward Pearse (c. 1633–1673) earned a bachelor of arts degree from St. John’s College in 1654. In 1657, he was appointed preacher at St. Margaret’s, Westminster, the historic church adjacent to Westminster Abbey in London [pictured on the cover]. The following year he was appointed lecturer at Westminster Abbey.
Ejected from office in 1660, Pearse probably continued to live in London. There is some evidence that Pearse may have resumed preaching as minister of a dissenting congregation at or near Hampstead.
Pearse died of tuberculosis at about age forty. When he knew that death was imminent, he fretted that he had done so little of what he intended for the Lord and prayed that some of his work might be useful after his death.
“The arguments by which the author presses souls to come to Christ are most sympathetic and strong. And as there is a vein of heavenly affection which runs through the whole body of the discourse to allure such who are yet strangers to the Lord Jesus to fall in love with Him, so there is much solid matter interwoven, whereby those who are already called and have attained to some acquaintance with spiritual things may receive farther advantages.” — John Rowe (1626–1677), lecturer to Westminster Abbey and pastor of a congregation in Holborn, London.