The Almost Christian, by the Rev. George Whitefield, 1738

The Almost Christian, by the Rev. George Whitefield, 1738

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“The Almost Christian”, by the Rev. George Whitefield, was published in 1738. This sermon speaks of and to the lukewarm pretenders and betrayers of the Christian faith.

This sermon is based on ACTS xxvi.28. "Almost thou persuades me to be a Christian."

Whitefield organizes his exposition into 4 major sections:

I. Defining the "Almost Christian"
II. The reasons for their prevalence
III. The spiritual ineffectualness of lukewarm Christianity
IV. An exhortation for the striving towards altogether Christianity. We could only hope the inward working of God's Spirit would convict such individuals as they read or listen to this historical piece.

This 28-page stab-bound pamphlet is another fine example of a George Whitefield sermon that helped spur on our 1st Great Awakening. It measures about 4 5/8 inches wide by about 6 inches tall.

John Wesley also wrote a pamphlet by this same title, “The Almost Christian”. I make replicas of Wesley’s 2nd edition of this pamphlet dated 1743. I would strongly recommend that you purchase and read these pamphlets together. Wesley’s can be purchased for $9.95 from our Etsy Store at the following link:

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It was not uncommon for Wesley and Whitefield to argue back and forth in print about their differences in theological. However, they became great friends during their days as students at Oxford and remained so until death.


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This is a description of the crowds as they gathered to hear Whitefield preach in Middletown, Connecticut. “… as I came nearer the Road, I heard a noise something like a low rumbling thunder and presently found it was the noise of horses feet coming down the road and this Cloud was a Cloud of dust made by the Horses feet. It arose some Rods into the air over the tops of the hills and trees and when I came within about 20 rods of the Road, I could see men and horses Sliping along in the Cloud like shadows, and as I drew nearer it seemed like a steady stream of horses and their riders, scarcely a horse more than his length behind another, all of a lather and foam with sweat, their breath rolling out of their nostrils in the cloud of dust every jump; every horse seemed to go with all his might to carry his rider to hear news from heaven for the saving of Souls. It made me tremble to see the Sight, how the world was in a Struggle, I found a vacance between two horses to Slip in my horse; and my wife said law our cloaths will be all spoiled see how they look, for they were so covered with dust, that they looked almost all of a colour coats, hats, and shirts and horses. We went down in the Stream; I heard no man speak a word all the way three miles but every one pressing forward in great haste and when we got to the old meeting house there was a great multitude; it was said to be 3 or 4000 of people assembled together …"

Source: Nathan Cole, “The Spiritual Travels of Nathan Cole,” Thursday, October 23, 1740, ed. Michael J. Crawford, William and Mary Quarterly 33.1 (1976): 93.
Image Source: George Whitefield Preaching in Bolton June, 1750 Courtesy of Bolton Library and Museum Services Bolton Council

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Brooklyn Pytlik Mar 25, 2020

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This handsomely bound 27 page pamphlet of George Whitefield's sermon speaks of and to the lukewarm pretenders and betrayers of the Christian faith. Whitefield organizes his exposition into 4 major sections: I. Defining the "Almost Christian"; II. The reasons for their prevalence; III. The spiritual ineffectualness of lukewarm Christianity; and IV. An exhortation for the striving towards altogether Christianity. We could only hope the inward working of God's Spirit would convict such individuals as they read or listen to this historical piece.

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Lance May 28, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

A very nicely reproduced 18th century sermon. A beautifully written document that is as relevant today as it was 200+ years ago. Fantastic seller! Will do business with again.

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Brooklyn Pytlik Oct 23, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

This is an interesting and compelling sermon on both common profanity and the taking of the Lord's Name in vain. The printing and binding of the pamphlet is of high quality craftsmanship. Very creative and original business flyer and well appreciated freebie. I definitely plan on purchasing from Mr. Moore again, and recommending his shop to others.

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Lance May 28, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

A very nicely reproduced 18th century sermon. A beautifully written document that is as relevant today as it was 200+ years ago. Fantastic seller! Will do business with again.

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