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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Instead of closing up the door of licentiousness, as is falsely pretended, it would be, in fact, opening a gulf into the nethermost hell. When therefore we hear our Lord say, ‘Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. By their sins they have made themselves guilty of death, and as it is not the will of God to pardon those sins and grant them repentance unto life, the punishment of predestijation impenitent sinners is as unavoidable as it is just.
So that though the condemnation of the reprobate is unavoidable, yet the necessity of it is so far from making them mere machines or involuntary agents, that it does not in the least interfere with the rational freedom of their wills, nor serve to render them less inexcusable. This, then, is one inducement to the publication of the doctrine, that the penitent may be made acquainted with the promise of grace, plead it in prayer to God, and receive it as their own.
When God does, by the omnipotent exertion of His Spirit, effectually call any of mankind in time to the actual knowledge of Himself in Christ; when He, likewise, goes on to sanctify the sinners He has called, making them to excel in all good works, and to persevere in the love and resemblance of God to their lives’ end, the observing part of the unawakened world may be apt to conclude that these converted persons might receive such measures of grace from God because of some previous qualifications, good dispositions, or pious desires and internal preparations, discovered in them by the all-seeing eye, which, if true, would indeed transfer the praise from the Creator and consign it to the creature.
The Doctrine Of Absolute Predestination by Jerome Zanchius
Think you not that He loves and careth for us more and better than we for ourselves? Nor is such a faith presumptuous, for every converted man may and ought to conclude himself elected, since God the Spirit renews those only who were chosen by God the Father and redeemed by God the Son.
Bates, surnamed, for his eloquence, the silver-tongued, and who, if he had a silver tongue, had likewise a golden pen. After observing that the reprobates perish wilfully, the apostle, by a striking transition, addresses himself to the elect Thessalonians, saying, “But we are bound to give thanks unto God always for you, brethren, beloved of the Lord, because God hath, from the beginning, chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth” 2Th 2: But when all the transactions of providence and grace are wound up in the last day, He will then properly sit as Judge, absolufe openly publish and solemnly ratify, if I may so say, His everlasting decrees by receiving the elect, body and soul, into glory, and by passing sentence on the non-elect not for their having done what they could not help, but for their wilful ignorance of Divine things and their absolute unbelief, for their omissions of moral duty and for their repeated iniquities and transgressions.
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 subject, explain the principal terms generally made use of when treating of it, and settle their true meaning. However keenly afflictions might wound us on their first access, yet, under the impression of such animating views, we should quickly come to ourselves again, and the arrows of tribulation would, in great measure, become pointless.
It vanishes into air. So that nothing can be more certain than the declaration of the text we have frequently had occasion to cite, “The Lord bath made all things for Himself, even the wicked for the day of evil” Pro It is most certainly His will for adorable and unsearchable reasons to permit jetome, but, with all possible reverence be it spoken, abaolute should seem that He cannot, consistently with the purity of His nature, the glory of His attributes, and the truth of His declarationo, be Himself zanchlus author of it.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Out of a corrupt mass, wherein not one was better than another, He might as was observed before love and choose whom and as many as He pleased.
Nor does He condemn any for being rich, for some, even of the mighty and noble, are called by His grace 1Co 1: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. He does not respect any man’s parentage or country, for the elect will be “gathered together from the four winds, from under one end of heaven to the merome Mat If so, let me by way of sample beg you to consider the following declarations – first, of Christ; secondly, predestinatjon His apostles.
It is not indeed improbable, but some individuals in these unenlightened countries might belong to the secret election of grace, and the habit of faith might be wrought in these. It is victory to yield ourselves to fate. Would He not have given them all things necessary in order to that end? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Hence that of St.
What necessity could there be on God to resolve to abssolute His goodness [at all]? The application of this to the providence of God, as concerned in sinful events, is easy. It lays the axe to the root of human boasting, and cuts down for which reason the natural man hates it every legal, every independent, every self-righteous imagination that would exalt itself against the grace of God and the glory of Christ.
Every created being whether elect or reprobate matters not as to this point is, as such, dependent on the Creator for all things, and, if dependent, ought absolutf have recourse to Him, both in a way of supplication and thanksgiving.
Were not this the case. Bebaioumai, fidem facio; pro comperto habeo. The pfedestination promulgated by Him are designed for the rule of our conduct, not of His. Victa omni dubitatione, Bengel.
The Doctrine Of Absolute Predestination
He is an understanding agent, and hath a prsdestination right to choose His own subjects. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
His decrees and His essence coincide, consequently a change in those would infer an alteration in this.