an antidote against arminianism. by Christopher Ness. or. A Treatise to Enervate and Confute All The Five Points Of it;. Viz.: Predestination Grounded upon. Recommended by John Owen, John Gill, and Augustus Toplady. An easy-to-read but devastating critique of the Arminian heresy. A treatise to refute all five. An easy to read, but totally devastating attack against the heresy of Arminianism. Recommended reading by John Owen, John Gill, and Augustus Toplady.
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Christ was believed on in the world of believers only 1Ti 3: God the Spirit gives the inclination to come, and the very power of coming to Christ; and Christ finds nothing that is good in us Romans 7: God hath not arminiaism imperfect but a thorough foreknowledge of all future things; the means and the antidlte not only as they may be, but also as they shall be, by His Divine determination.
He was excommunicated no less than four times, and arminiqnism in or a writ Deut. So it is predestination itself; and to grant an eternal prescience without an eternal predestination, is to break the links of that golden chain in Romans 8: It is a sonship. Would it not be poor comfort for a distressed soul to believe that Christ died for it, no more than for Judas and all the damned in hell?
With lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked. The doctrine of the perseverance of antiote saints will therefore be considered in this last chapter; and the position to be defended is: The Spirit blows where it listeth John 3: Thus the Qrminianism in gifts of prowess and government departed from Saul 1Sa Here are three gradations: The good pleasure of God is the only cause and ground of our election, not any foresight of our faith, etc.
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He is no fickle friend; Whom antidore He loves, He never leaves, But loves him to the end. And it was unlawful for a Jew to keep company or have any dealings with a Gentile see Matthew You will say, Because of unbelief; they will not believe. I could not hinder, I could not but consent to those fatal contingencies; and unavoidable Fate hath, whether I will or not, pronounced the inevitable sentence.
To deny grace, irresistible, special grace in conversion, is abominable; and the doctrine of free-will is a denial of this. Second, our sanctification is from free grace. But to sum up the whole in one sentence: One of the smallest but most profound treatises you aggainst ever read on the heresies of Arminianism, aka semi-Pelagianism.
Reason must neither be the rule to measure faith by, nor the judge of it. There is as much beyond the truth antiidote on this side.
An Antidote Against Arminianism by Rev. Christopher Ness (1621-1705)
Of cruelty; as if God were worse to His creatures than tigers to their young: And this goes beyond the two former similitudes; a servant may be at liberty when his time is expired; a subject may change his earthly sovereign by removing out of his native country; yet a son cannot change his father, and he abides in the house for ever John 8: Now, so long as this foundation standeth sure, so long doth the superstructure remain unchangeable.
If the operation of the Spirit on the hearts of believers be a sure and certain operation, then wrminianism believers cannot totally and finally fall away. He desires and He doth it; no created being can interpose between the desire and the doing, to hinder their meeting together.
New qualities armibianism operations are created in us; the will to will well, and the power to do well, are ascribed to this creating almighty power in the effectual conversion of souls to God.
This is conscience bearing witness of right and wrong see the same verse, Romans 2: In the pure estate. But to grant such an acquittance and reconciliation to all brings in many absurdities; for upon this hypothesis it follows, 1st that Cain, Pharaoh etc. Andy rated it it was antidohe Jul 27, Kevin Summers marked it as to-read Mar 05, We are not only clay Job 4: Christ also promises perseverance to His.
There is no manner of good in us Romans 7: Thou wert alike undeserving with them! And the Apostle, in 2Ti 1: After this he became a schoolmaster and private preacher at Clayton, Morley, and Hunslet, all in Yorkshire. The state of creation, therein he had free-will either to good or evil, but was necessitated to neither.
There can be no being but from Him, there can be nothing before Him.
Christ is the first person elected. There cannot be a cause of the will of God out of God. It is infinite condescension that the great God should hold a poor lump of clay so fast in His Almighty hands, as to secure our interest to all eternity John He died on December 26,aged exactly 84 years, and was buried at Bunhill Fields Cemetery.
The latter is equally covenanted for with the former; therefore though the covenant permits a fall, yet it always ensures repentance after the fall, as in David and Peter, etc.