Calvinistic Predestination Repugnant to the General Tenour of Scripture. Repr

Calvinistic Predestination Repugnant to the General Tenour of Scripture. Repr

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...another apostle represents it to be the duty of the individual to purify himself; "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you: cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up." It is thus undeniable, that the Holy spirit does not act upon the soul altogether independently of human choice and concurrence. His operation, however powerful, is not compulsory. We must, according to the text, " work out our own salvation;" though it is " God who worketh in us to will and to do of his good pleasure." It is equally plain, that we must not only be occasionally active in working out our salvation, but that we must persevere in working it out with constant vigilance and anxiety, --or as the apostle expresses it, "with fear and trembling." For while we continue in this mortal state, this scene of trial and probation, we can never pronounce ourselves perfect in holiness, exempt from temptation, secure from fall. He, only, "who perseveres to the end will be saved;" and experience unites with Scripture in assuring us, that many who have continued long, and advanced far in the path of righteousness, have yet before the close of life been seduced to return into the ways of vice, and sink into perdition. Scripture declares, that "Some have had faith and a good conscience, which having put away, concerning faith they have made shipwreck;" that "They who have escaped the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, if they are again entangled therein, ...
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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921232
  • 9781236921239