In Memory of William Rushton
William Rushton of Liverpool went to be with our Lord Jesus, February 6th, 1838, triumphing in the glorious gospel of the blessed God.
Our brother who was the author of ”Letters on Particular Redemption”, taught the Word of God for many years at Lime Street Chapel, Liverpool, and his labours, His Master crowned with success.
He was made through the power of the Holy Ghost an honoured instrument of building up God’s elect in their most holy faith; and the glorious truths he preached to others, were his only consolation in his dying moments.
He had no isms in his creed, but took the scriptures as revealed by the Divine Spirit.
He considered the gospel to be the everlasting love of God to His elect, by which He distinguishes them from all other people in the world. Their complete righteousness and justification by the blood and righteousness of the Lord Jesus imputed to them; their certain, infallible, effectual calling to the knowledge and enjoyment of Christ by the power of the Holy Ghost, and their final perseverance unto the end; and that their eternal salvation shall reflect everlastingly all the praise to the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, by whose boundless grace it was alone effected.
These truths it was his delight to declare, and Holy Spirit of God testified His approval of them, by comforting many of Zion’s drooping pilgrims.