The Best Match or The Soul's Espousal to Christ

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Edward Pearse
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Taking his theme from 2 Corinthians 11:2, Edward Pearse discusses the blessed marriage that exists between believers and Christ. He shows what makes Christ the perfect Bridegroom and how it is that God accomplishes this grand espousal. This is a work of great spiritual value, charged with experiential vitality and liberally sprinkled with gospel exhortations. Read and see that there is no better match for your soul than Jesus.

Table of Contents:
1. Wherein an introduction is made into our intended discourse, the foundation thereof laid, and the matters to be inquired into in our procedure therein proposed
2. The espousal or marriage relation between Christ and believers opened, and the import thereof laid down in five things
3. In which the way and means of the accomplishment of this espousal or marriage relation between Christ and believers is enquired into, and a general account thereof given
4. Wherein are contained the more remote acts of divine grace, put forth more immediately by the Father and Jesus Christ, for us, and towards us, in order to the accomplishment of the espousal between Christ and us
5. Which gives an account of those more near acts of grace which the Father and Jesus Christ, by the Spirit, do put forth in us and upon us, for the effecting of the espousals between Christ and us
6. Being a call to, and treaty with, souls, in order to an espousal between Christ and them
7. Which shows what manner of Husband Christ is, and how qualified for the endearing of Him to souls, and rendering Him desirable in a conjugal union
8. Which shows what great things Christ does for all His spouses
9. Which opens a little the heart of Christ, and shows how much He is set upon an espousal to sinners
10. Which directs souls, and shows them the way how to attain unto this sweet and blessed espousal with Jesus Christ
11. Directions how to attain unto this sweet and blessed espousal continued
12. Being a contemplation of the infinite love and condescension of Christ to souls, and the unspeakable comfort and happiness of believers in this sweet espousal