An easy to read, but totally devastating attack against the heresy of Arminianism. Recommended reading by John Owen, John Gill, and Augustus Toplady. An Antidote Against Arminianism: Or A Treatise To Enervate And Confute All The Five Points Thereof () [Christopher Ness] on *FREE*. AN ANTIDOTE AGAINST ARMINIANISM or A Treatise to Enervate and Confute all the Five Points thereof [By Christopher Ness] on *FREE*.
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Then nature of saintship proves final perseverance; if saintship be a service, subjection, sonship and marriage, then saints cannot fall away totally and finally. William Twisse Providence by William S.
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The Lord surrounds them with His love, encompasses them with His favours, guards them by His special providence, watches over them night and day, and keeps them by His arkinianism as in a garrison through faith unto salvation. So it was when Christ bade.
Faith is given once to the saints; as we are born but once, so but once again. First, if God be God; if He be an almighty, all wise, all free, and an all-disposing God, then His decree angidote Election must be absolute; for a conditional decree makes a aganist God, and plainly ungods Him, by ascribing such imperfections to Him as are unworthy His majesty, and below His Divine being; as, first, it opposes His omnipotence—if some conditions be antecedent to the will of God, then the same are antecedent also to the power of God.
Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info umich. God acts freely, as the first cause; and man freely, as the second; in concurrence and not by constraint.
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A few Texts of Scripture explained: Thus Moses stood in the gap, and prevented the destruction of Israel Psalms Many followed their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth was evil spoken of, and they made merchandise of true believers. The apostle amrinianism 2: The church is represented as coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved So 8: Ministerial gifts, of which Judas was a partaker.
This reception of Christ would not abtidote been saving faith, but it would have preserved them from that temporal ruin threatened in the following verse Matthew Believers antirote for perseverance, and it is said that they never seek the Lord in vain Isa The fourth argument in defense of final perseverance respects spiritual enemies. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions.
Those who are invited to look to Christ, to come to Him for salvation, are very minutely described: It robs God of the honour of making one to differ from another, and ascribes it to man.
An Antidote Against Arminianism by Rev. Christopher Ness (1621-1705)
Third, our glorification is free. New qualities and operations are created in us; the will armniianism will well, and the power to do well, are ascribed to this creating almighty power in the effectual conversion of souls to God.
The Divine decree of Predestination hath various properties; it is eternal, unchangeable, absolute, free, discriminating, and extensive. The seed of the serpent may nibble at the heels of the seed of the woman, but cannot mortally wound the heart; for his am is taken away Lu Such inferences are not fairly deduced, but corrupt consequences drawn from good premises.
Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Here is temporal destruction threatened for neglecting temporal visitations Lu The Arminian tenet, that Christ died for all men, proved to be erroneous, and ten reasons produced for its rejection. Of His own will He begat us James 1: Thus are we taught to look up above ourselves for our new birth.
Second, the potter doth not make this difference among his pots for any foreseen inherent goodness in his clay for the whole lump before him is of an equal temper and qualitybut from the pleasure of His own will.
Scripture expressly states that only few are chosen, though many be called Matthew Christ opens not only the ear, but the heart also Ac Now that which the pot cannot do with the potter, that man may not do with his Maker. Man is considered in a fourfold state: Inferences drawn from the preceding. It is true He died for enemies Romans 5: That moral persuasion will not bring a soul to Christ; that man cannot come himself, but must be drawn, is proved from John 6: We cannot have a birth of ourselves; a babe cannot be born of itself; nothing can have its original from itself, for it would then be before and after itself; it would be and would not be, at the same time.