THE DOCTRINE OF ABSOLUTE. PREDESTINATION. JEROME ZANCHIUS. ( ). With. OBSERVATIONS ON THE DIVINE ATTRIBUTES,. NECESSARY. A terse statement concerning the doctrine of Predestination. Having considered the attributes of God as laid down in Scripture, and so far cleared our way to the doctrine of predestination, I shall, before I enter further on the.
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But the blessing of election, somewhat like the Sibylline books, rises in value, proportionably to the fewness of its objects. But who dares to lay either of these accusations to the Divine charge? It is victory to yield ourselves to fate.
Would He not have given them all things necessary in order to that end? The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination by Jerom Zanchius was translated by Toplady at the age of nineteen and held from publication for some time, it was later requested by Dr. There are, no doubt, elect persons among the former as well as reprobate ones among the latter.
He does not, for instance, condemn any pennons predesyination account of their poverty. How can this be accounted for? Therefore, if it be the will of God in time to permit such and such men to continue in their natural state of ignorance and corruption, the natural consequence of which is their falling into such and such sins observe God does not force them into sin, their actual disobedience being only the consequence of their not having that grace which God is not obliged to grant them -I say, if it be the will of God thus to leave them in time and we must deny demonstration itself, even known absolute matter of fact, if we deny that some are so leftthen it must have been the Divine intention from all eternity so to leave them, since, as we have already had occasion to observe, no new will can possibly absoluts in the mind of God.
The Deity, being absolute Lord of all His creatures, is accountable to none for His doings, and cannot be chargeable with injustice for disposing of His own as He will.
It is, indeed, strictly sovereign; but lawful jeromee and lawless tyranny are as really distinct and different as any two opposites can be.
Who and what “shall separate us from the love of Christ? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
The Doctrine Of Absolute Predestination
God is as unconstrained in His liberty in all His communications as [He is] infinite in His goodness the fountain of them. Add to this that the Scripture view of predestination includes the means as well as the end. The infinity of this perfection, as residing in God and coinciding with His essence, is sufficiently secured, without supposing it to reach indiscriminately to all the creatures He has made. For this reason the elect are styled vessels of mercy, because they were originally created, and afterwards by the Divine Spirit created anew, with this design and to this very end, that the sovereignty of the Father’s grace, the freeness of His love, and the abundance of His goodness might be manifested in their eternal happiness.
Much the same may be said of this important doctrine: Grace alone makes the elect gracious, grace alone keeps them gracious, and the same grace alone will render them everlastingly glorious in the heaven of heavens.
Grace, or mere favour, was the impulsive cause of all: This book is not milk for babes; it is meat for grown men and women. However, be that as it will, our argument is not affected by it. What could bear a stronger resemblance to chance and accident than Saul’s calling upon Samuel, only with a view to seek out his father’s asses?
Having predestinated us to the adoption of children, by Jesus Christ, unto Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will” Eph 1: The first forty-two pages describes God as He is revealed in His holy Word.
This decree of God admits of no cause out of Himself, but the thing decreed, which is the glorification of His chosen ones, may and does admit, nay, necessarily requires, a meritorious cause, which is no other than the obedience and death of Christ. Very different is the idea of this attribute suggested by the Psalmist, “Whatsoever the Lord willed, that did He, in heaven and in earth, in the sea and in all deep places” Psalms As it is the perfection of His nature, it is necessary; as it is the communication of His bounty, it is voluntary.
He allowed it for His good and wise purposes and ultimately will bring about those ends which He has purposed and be glorified as a result. Here it is possible for us to act partially and with respect of persons.
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Blessings, not peculiar, but conferred indiscriminately on every man, without distinction or exception, would neither be a proof of peculiar love in the donor nor calculated to absolufe peculiar wonder and gratitude in the receiver. If God be for us, who can be against us?
After reading it, you will see the clear teachings of Scripture on election and reprobation. Now the doctrine of predestination batters down this delusive Babel of free-will and merit. Who will dare to believe himself a favourite of heaven? And elsewhere, ‘I know whom I have chosen. Any goodness you now have,any spiritual life and growth nerome grace has been wrought in you by God’s power. As often as he assaults our faith which he is frequently agsolute we must constantly and without delay have recourse to our election in Christ as to a city of refuge.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. He, on the other hand, who carefully and conscientiously uses the means of salvation as steps to the wbsolute is the true Calvinist. He will be good to whom He will be good.
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After good circulation in North America and overseas, “John Wesley attempted to circulate a few mutilated extracts from the book, signed with the initials of Toplady’s name. Lastly, if it was not incompatible with God’s infinite goodness to pass by the whole body of fallen angels and leave them under the guilt of their apostasy, much less can it clash with that attribute to pass by some of fallen mankind and resolve to leave them in their sins and punish them for them.
Nor is the Gospel to be preached only, but preached to every creature, 1: He is to omit no part of it, but must declare the mind of the sovereign he represents, fully and without reserve.