The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, John Bramhall; With a Life of the Author, and a Collection of His Letters Volume 4

The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, John Bramhall; With a Life of the Author, and a Collection of His Letters Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...in the act of " the Israelites robbing the Egyptians of their Exod. xii. jewels'," is impertinent. For it was no robbery nor sin, God, 35' " Who is the lord paramount of heaven and earth, having first justly transferred the right from the Egyptians to the Israelites; and, in probability, to make them some competent satisfaction for all that work and drudgery which they had done for the Egyptians without payment. This is certain;--if God necessitate the agent to sin, either the act necessitated is no sin, or God is the principal cause of it. Let him choose whether of these two absurdities, this Scylla or that Charybdis, he will fall into. The reason which he gives of God's objurgation, --"to convince men that their wills were not in their own power, but 1 Qu., Animadv. upon Numb. xii. " Ibid., p. 106. pp. 105, lOfi. Part in God's power1,"--is senseless, and much rather proveth: --the contrary, --that hecause they were chidden, therefore their wills were in their own power. And if their wills had not been in their own power, most certainly God would not have reprehended them for that which was not their own fault. God's per-He saith, that" by interpreting hardening to be a permission!TMked"pe" of God," I" attribute no more to God in such actions, than" I mission. " might attribute to any of Pharaoh's servants, the not persuading their master0," &c. As if " Pharaoh's servants" had the same power over their master that God Almighty had, to hinder him, and stop him in his evil courses; as if "Pharaoh's servants" were able to give or withhold grace;77 as if " Pharaoh's servants" had Divine power, to draw good out of evil, and dispose of sin to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536983
  • 9781236536983