The Calvinistic Clergy Defended, and the Doctrines of Calvin Maintained; In a Letter to James Beresford, Occasioned by His Sermon ...

The Calvinistic Clergy Defended, and the Doctrines of Calvin Maintained; In a Letter to James Beresford, Occasioned by His Sermon ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ... bungling representation of the doctrines of Pre Y 1 John iv. 7. destination and Election-jumbled together. Your fore-knowledge will then imply, that God, having singled. them out as depositaries of his special favor, determined to give them that favor, and contemplated them as possessing it. He foreknew that they would love him, because he loved them and determined to make them love him. But what is the meaning or use of Predestination in either case? If God certainly knew that they would of themselves love him, there is no place, as there is no need, for his predestinative appointment. It is man's will to love God that turns the whole machine; not God's will that man should love him. Man, not God, is the restorer of sinners.--If God certainly knew that he should cause them to love him; _this is Predestination: 'and it is but a vain repetition of it which follows in the words predestinated to be conformed, &c. It is a double repetition, Sir; for I suppose this image of his Son is in part at least, according to your conception as well as mine, a moral image, ai conformity in character: ' and what is the ' You mutter something in your paraphrase, about ' predetermined as to these that they should hereafter assume in heaven the likeness of his blessed Son; that Christ might thus appear as the first-born of his once earthly, but now heavenly, brethren.'--1t is not our point in debate what cbn-essence.of that character, ' Sir, but love? We shall have it in substance then," that ' whom stitutes this image of Christ to which his people are predestinated to be conformed. I have intimated more than once, that I consider it to he a' near and strict resemblance in state or relations, in...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679544X
  • 9781236795441