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An Antidote Against Arminianism by Rev. Christopher Ness (1621-1705)
It is not bound up as to time — neither before the law, nor under the law, nor after the law; but, in every generation God hath His Church visible on the earth, and the gates of hell cannot prevail against it. Generation is the motion to a being, and a proceeding into a being; this presupposes that there is no being before; for we are not, we are nothing before we be begotten; as it holds true in generation, so in regeneration: The Extent of the Atonement God imposed his wrath due unto, and Christ underwent the pains of hell for, either 1.
It is the will of God that some be poor and others rich; so here, that some be vessels of honour, and others of dishonour. He that believeth hath set to his seal that God is true John 3: Shall we say that the agqinst of the apostleship fell to Matthias by chance Ac 1: As we are drawn, we have not a free-will to good, else man fell in his understanding only, not in his will; yet are we volunteers Psalms It is His right to do so. This is made evident by sundry reasons, as: God decrees that the earth shall be fruitful; this doth not exclude, but includes, that the sun must shine upon it, showers must water it, and the husbandman must till it, as his God instructs him Isa This is proved antidoet Eph 2: To deny grace, irresistible, special grace in conversion, is abominable; and the doctrine of free-will is a denial of this.
If no spiritual enemy can prevail against a true believer totally and atidote, then a true believer cannot totally and finally fall away. We cannot have a birth of ourselves; a babe cannot be born of itself; nothing can have its original from againsh, for it would then be before and after itself; it would be and would not be, at the same time. This is charging God foolishly, seeing no act of God can be a means to damn men. That which sets up an inferior cause because a superior ought not be admitted, and the conditional decree doth so.
In its event and final issue. Third, It opposes His power. Against the controls of conscience.
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The state of regeneration, wherein he is freed from the slavery and dominion of sin, and from the love of sin, though not at present, from the inbred corruptions and in being of it. This he compares to a foundation and a seal, two things of the greatest validity and security. When such fall away, they are no proofs nor instances of the final apostasy of real saints. Of His own will He begat us James 1: Thus are we taught to look up above ourselves for our new birth.
When I had completed this short compendium I showed it to Dr. Thus it was, according to the sovereign will of Jehovah, that Jacob and Esau were discriminated the one from the other.
Christ was first chosen, then the members. If there be no life, but through union with Christ, then till we be engrafted into that blessed and bleeding vine we arminiwnism bring forth fruit unto God.
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If one member may be broken off arminiainsm Christ, then all may; one having no more privilege than another in respect of their state and standing; so Christ may be supposed, upon this hypothesis, to be a head without arminiqnism body or members and to have died in vain; both which are grossly absurd. These tastes of Heavenly things are given to servants as well as to sons, and differ antidpte saving grace in its subject, original, efficacy, property, duration, event, and final issue.
The world cannot; for Christ gives them faith to conquer the world 1Jo 5: If the operation of the Spirit on the hearts of believers be a sure and certain operation, then true antidotee cannot totally and finally fall away.
Winter’s election as provost of Trinity College, Dublin, inNess was chosen as his successor in the living of Cottingham, near Hull, though it does not appear that he ever received Episcopal orders. Inhe became a preacher at Leeds, and in he was a lecturer under the vicar, Dr. The difference is of God, according to the purpose of election; not as of Him that foresees faith or works, but as of Him that gives both.
It is the work of Antichrist to keep it shut. So that Adam might stand, in respect of himself; yet certainly fall, in respect of God.
Man considered in four-fold state, twelve Arguments to prove there is no Free-will to good in Man in arminiaism fallen estate. But there is another view to be taken here. Lake, arminoanism on St. The sanctifying grace breathes where it listeth; and the wind at sea, is as much at our command as the fresh gales of this renewing Spirit. He cannot be a debtor to many any other way than as He makes Himself a debtor of His own good pleasure.
All true believers continue to the end Heb 3: The Arminian doctrine [God foresaw what good courses I would take of my free-will, so did elect me] is miserable comfort to one whose heart is privy to myriads of departures from God. He was excommunicated no less than four times, and when in or a writ Deut. Man had a power in Adam.
God ordains to the means as well as to the end.