William Gearing (1625–1690)

A Puritan preacher with a precise exposition of purity and piety.

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“A Christian is not poor who is rich in grace; a man is not miserable that has Christ for his portion.”

His Works:

God’s Sovereignty Displayed by William Gearing – eBook
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Biography of William Gearing (1625-1690):

Little is known about William Gearing (1625-1690). He seems to have served as a minister in Lymington in the 1650s and later at Christ Church in Surrey. He preached a sermon at St. Mary Le Bow on September 3, 1688, in commemoration of the Great Fire in London.

Gearing published several works that reveal intimate awareness of the church fathers, experiential Calvinism, and the spiritual need of believers. His meditative treatise on prayer, A Key to Heaven (1683), is among the finest examples of seventeenth-century piety. He was also active in publishing some of the writings of John Maynard, a member of the Westminster Assembly. (Joel R. Beeke and Randall J. Pederson, Meet the Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2006), 259.)

 

Bible Verse:

“Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus,” (1 Peter 5:14).

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