The End and Design of the Death of Christ
‘Christ gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.’ — Titus 2:14
In Particular Redemption, taking up these words of Titus 2:14, John Hurrion expounds the doctrine of redemption, focusing attention especially on the end and design, extent and importance of the death of Christ. There is a peculiar importance attached to a man’s last words. That is especially true of John Hurrion. As his life was ebbing away, his mind was flooded with thoughts about his Saviour, Jesus Christ, as he prepared the four addresses found in this book for the press.
‘The delight he took in his subject’, his editor wrote, ‘carried him above his great pain and weakness’, and in dying he confessed: ‘The death of Christ being the fountain of our life, there is nothing more necessary, pleasant, or useful to the Christian, than a right apprehension and remembrance of it.’
‘I believe, with certainty, that there is no other view of the doctrine of Redemption able to satisfy the soul. In this doctrine my soul finds the means of life and the means also of dying in comfort.’
— from the Preface by John Elias
About the Author
John Hurrion (1675-1731), originally from Suffolk in the east of England, was a minister in Denton, Norfolk (1696-1724). He later moved to Hare Court Chapel, Aldersgate Street, London, in 1724. He was one of several Nonconformist preachers to take part in the Lime Street Lectures. These were initiated to promote and defend ‘the most important doctrines of the gospel’.