Does God have a genuine desire for the salvation of all men? In the Crux of the Free Offer, Sam Waldron provides a scriptural and historical analysis of the Well-Meant Offer of the Gospel. Waldron not only provides a biblical defense of the Well-Meant Offer, he also looks at many of the important implications of this doctrine, shows the way the Reformed confessions affirmed it, answers important theological and soteriological objections, and applies this doctrine to the Christian and the preacher.
Dr. Samuel Waldron is the president of CBTS and professor of Systematic Theology. He is also one of the pastors of Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY. Dr. Waldron received a B.A. from Cornerstone University, an M.Div. from Trinity Ministerial Academy, a Th.M. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. From 1977 to 2001 he was a pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Waldron is the author of numerous books including A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, The End Times Made Simple, Baptist Roots in America, To Be Continued?, and MacArthur’s Millennial Manifesto: A Friendly Response.
“I am once again indebted to Sam Waldron for his precise exposition of the Scriptures regarding this critical issue facing the church. As always, he stands upon the Word of God an din the very center of the historical Reformed faith. This work not only substantiates the free offer of the gospel to all, but it will inspire the reader to be more diligent in the gospel ministry.”
—Paul Washer, Director, HeartCry Missionary Society
“Can a Christian rightly say that God sovereignly determines whom He will save and sincerely offers Christ to everyone who hears the gospel? Sam Waldron gives us a solid basis to say ‘Yes’! His outline of sophisticated theological arguments makes constant reference to the Holy Scriptures to embolden preachers to preach unconditional election, particular redemption, and the free offer of the gospel.”
—Joel Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
"The free offer of the gospel defines a vital truth in the Reformed system of theology. As with his other writings, Sam Waldron explains and defends this doctrine with a lucid clarity and a compelling Scriptural argument."
—Richard Phillips, Senior Minister, Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC