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The Jerusalem Sinner Saved

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John Bunyan confessed himself to have been one of the worst sinners to have ever walked God's earth. After his conversion to Jesus Christ, he was constantly amazed by the fact that the God of infinite grace should have saved him from his sin. As a minister of the gospel, he loved to proclaim the grace of God to sinners and earnestly persuaded his hearers to embrace by ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Banner of Truth
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Mark A Powell
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Puritan John Bunyan examines how Christ extended mercy to even the ‘biggest’ of sinners by showing that His command was to first share His message in Jerusalem, the very city that had rejected, betrayed, and murdered Him. Bunyan points out that if Christ is willing to offer forgiveness to the very people who killed Him then there is no one beyond the reach of His mercy and grace. Although archaic in style, Bunyan’s message remains poignant.
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This book begins by telling us how Christ wanted his apostles to start their preaching with the people of Jerusalem, who has just committed the worst sin: the crucifying of the Son of God (and many were saved, it turns out). From this Bunyan begins his demonstration of how the even the vilest of the sinners (even those whose sins are not known to other people) - the 'Jerusalem sinner' - has hope of being saved as long as they live. Also included are reasons why mercy is offered to the biggest ...more
John Yelverton
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I know many a snob who would say that this is a simple sermon, but it is Bunyan's simplicity that makes it so poignant. It is the simple gospel message that Christ came to save sinners, and He starts with the chief of sinners. You won't regret reading this book.
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book provides hope for everyone who puts their trust in God through his son jesus.I love the way it presents facts and arguments which liberates people from various strongholds .
Chris Wray
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I haven't dipped into the Puritans for some time, but this was a great book to reignite my enthusiasm for these spiritual giants. Bunyan's objective is to "display the riches of divine grace and mercy to the greatest is to those who feel themselves to be such, and who make a proper estimate of their own characters, as in the sight of God, that the gracious proclamations of the gospel are peculiarly directed." Bunyan riffs on this theme for some 120 pages, with that curiously Puritan ...more
Matt Crawford
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love me some Bunyan but this reads like a long sermon. Coming in at just over a hundred pages it won’t take long but it does come in deep. Bunyan presents a point and then forces you to reflect on a paragraph of nothing but questions. They read like the lightning round in a game show. The thesis addresses those who thing themselves too bad to come to Christ. If Christ sent the apostles to the city who crucified him and they preached repentance and forgiveness, what makes you think that you ...more
Jeff Short
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biblical-studies
A great work from Bunyan, the immortal dreamer. His argument here is from the greater to the lesser. He characterizes the Jerusalem sinner as the greatest sinner. He shews the mercy of God extended to him. Then he reasons that if God's mercy is extended to the greatest sinner, it will surely reach the least sinner.

This is an encouraging book to read. Bunyan does a good job at the end in raising and answering objections. I highly recommend it.
Nov 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Love John Bunyan's heart. This is an excellent book on Christ's willingness to save the biggest of sinners. I think it is a particularly important book with regard to Jewish/Christian issues. If the Christian Church had heeded Bunyan's wisdom, we might not have seen the sad history of anti-semitism that was exhibited by those naming the name of Christ.
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bunyan presses home the truth that there is hope for the greatest of sinners.
Justin Andrusk
Sep 09, 2010 rated it liked it
A nice exposition on how God elects were the most vile human beings to eternal life in Jesus Christ.
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A clear and thorough look at Jesus' display of grace for all sinners, particularly the worst, whom Bunyan calls "Jerusalem sinners." Well worth the read.
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John Bunyan, a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden (one mile south-east of Bedford), in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrim's Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory. In the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August.