If we believe in God’s sovereign predestination, how can we offer Christ to sinners indiscriminately? How could someone who knew that no one can come to Christ unless the Father draws them still plead with them to look to the Saviour? The Bible clearly entreats us to go after the lost, so Donald Macleod tackles the objections raised by those who argue that since there is no universal redemption there should be no universal gospel offer.
Using both Scripture and the history of evangelistic preaching Donald Macleod deals with all the common obstacles that hinder Calvinists from passionately appealing to their hearers to believe in the Lord Jesus. And very effectively too. I found Compel them to Come In searching, humbling, convicting, encouraging, and deeply persuasive. In the hope that that’s how you might find it, may I urge you to make time to read it?
David Campbell, Pastor, North Preston Evangelical Church, Preston, England
This is by far the best account I have ever read on the free offer of the gospel. MacLeod demolishes all the arguments that would inhibit or restrict offering Christ freely to sinners. He sets the gospel offer in the widest context of the purpose of God and the work of Christ. Above all, he communicates this with an infectious passion for the glory of Christ and the salvation of sinners, young and old. In today’s world this book is desperately needed; it could do untold good.
Robert Letham, Wales Evangelical School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales
Scripture Quotations Taken From Various Translations