Robert Shirra – Death Bed Dialogue Between Shirra and Thomas Lister 1789

The young pastor, Thomas Lister, died when he was just 27. He died as pastor in the same city that Robert M McCheyne died when he was just 29. In the first dialogue, the pastor – Robert Shirra, 1724-1803, discovers that the young pastor is completely without assurance of salvation and is convinced that he is but a hypocrite. By the end of the 7th dialogue, he died in the full assurance of his faith, but anxious for his church that he only lived to pastor for 4 years. The counsel of Robert Shirra is so encouraging, edifying, and theologically sound.

The biography and remains of Robert Shirra can be found online.

Death Bed Dialogue Between Pastor Robert Shirra and Thomas Lister