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The Lord Our Righteousness by George Whitefield

The Lord Our Righteousness by George Whitefield


"Whoever is acquainted with . . . the propensity of his own heart . . . must acknowledge that self-righteousness is the last idol that is rooted out of the heart . . . it is natural for us all to have recourse to a covenant of works, for our everlasting salvation." This sermon explores the doctrine of the righteousness of Jesus Christ being imputed to mankind, taken from the text of Jeremiah 23:6. It explains who the Lord is and how He is man's righteousness. Four objections are covered and also the ill consequences of denying this doctrine. Finally an exhortation for all to come to faith in Christ. The "Lord Our Righteousness" is one of George Whitefield's most popular sermons.

Paperback 5.25X8, 36 pages. ISBN 9781935626589

GEORGE WHITEFIELD (1714–1779) was born in Gloucester, England. He attended Pembroke College at Oxford. Charles and John Wesley became his friends and he was a member of the Holy Club. The group was highly disciplined and "methodical" in their performance of religion. In 1735, he read Henry Scougal's The Life of God and the Soul of Man and had a spiritual change and a new birth.  Ordained in 1736, he started preaching and became very popular immediately. He crossed the Atlantic Ocean thirteen times and preached in churches and open fields. Gifted with a prodigious voice and untiring energy he preached to huge crowds with great consequence.

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