AN ANTIDOTE AGAINST ARMINIANISM PDF
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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But to sum up the whole in one sentence: They to whom the Gospel never came, they who have never heard of the death of Christ, are not bound to believe that Christ died for antidots.
There is as much beyond the truth as on this side.
I shall now, thirdly, answer a few of the principal objections brought by them against this Divine absolute decree of unconditional predestination. The second scripture is John xgainst Thou wert alike undeserving with them!
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Thou makest not thyself to differ from others, but free grace does it for thee. There can be no choice made, where all are taken, and none left. Who can condemn those for whom Christ was raised?
Whom the Father elects, the Son redeems, and the Holy Ghost sanctifies. It is God that fitteth Peter for salvation; but Judas fits himself for damnation.
God hath His elect ladies. If to all ages, then believing parents may have hope of their dying children; they may belong to the election of grace; they may be bound up in the swaddling bands of the covenant of grace; so they are not as without hope for them.
How can it be safely said that God ever intended the salvation of any others, but those who are, or shall be, effectually saved?
Surely, had there been an internal principle in us toward this antidoote work, or any free-will in us to good, Paul would not have used those gradations, nor such emphatical, significant expressions. For the Arminian hypothesis states the decree of God after this changeable dress, viz. Nature, angels, devils, men, may all be resisted, antirote so miss of their design; not so God: The thunder of whose dreadful word Can crush a thousand worlds to dust.
God doth not decree the end without the means, nor the means without the end, but both together. God is a free agent, and cannot fall under any obligation, so as to necessitate Him in any of His emanations to the creature; but He is graciously pleased of His own free love to oblige Himself. That which makes election an action of debt ought not to be received; and the conditional decree doth this.
But Paul was ignorant, and these men are wiser than the Holy Ghost; for he tells us that our election proceedeth from the will of the Elector, and not from anything in the elected.
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No temporal thing can be the againsy cause of our eternal election; but faith, obedience, etc. This is that grace which cannot be totally and finally lost. Nor could the Lord foresee repentance, faith, love etc. I shall handle it accordingly in this following treatise, using the words Election and Predestination promiscuously.
He died on December 26,aged exactly 84 years, and was buried at Bunhill Fields Cemetery.
Argument is taken from God the Father in His electing love. Man, and the will of man, while in an unregenerate state, may be compared to the tied-up colt in Mark This little book hath cost me great study and labour to compose it, that it might contain the very cream and quintessence of the best Authors on this subject.
But He compareth Himself to a potter, because first, the materials of a potter are vile and sordid, to wit, clay, so more answerable to fallen mankind, out of which God maketh His choice. John Owen, and Published for Public Good. If regeneration, or recovery from the state of degeneration, be a resurrection, then fallen man qrminianism no free-will to good.
Wgainst are damned because they can do no better, but because they will do arminianizm better.
May it not more truly be said, that it is the Arminians who charge God with folly and dissimulation, by their representing Him as disappointed in his purpose, and by their bringing Him in as speaking thus: If conversion be a new-begetting, or generation, then fallen man hath no free-will to good. A servant of God is like the Jewish servant that was bored through the ear, arminianjsm token of perpetual servitude Deut.
Of Jacob there came a distinguished people from all the world, even a Church unto God; and of Esau there sprang forth a persecuting seed. They cannot be removed from the love of God, in which they are rooted and grounded; nor from out of the covenant of grace; nor out of the hands of Christ, out of whose hands none can pluck them; nor can they be moved off Christ, the foundation on which they are laid, which is a sure and an everlasting foundation; nor out of a state of grace in which they stand; neither out of sanctification, which is connected antidots life everlasting; nor yet of justification, for those who have passed from death unto life shall never enter into condemnation.
An Antidote Against Arminianism by Rev. Christopher Ness (1621-1705)
He was not obliged in respect to motives; neither in the creature, nor yet in Christ. Christopher Ness writes against the heresy of Arminianism. God is too kind to do us harm, and too just to do us wrong. He is a Saviour to all parts of the body Eph. Though they fall, God raises them up Psalms And the gates of hell cannot prevail against His Church Matthew We are predestinated that we should be holy, not because we are holy Eph.
Oh, who can order the ways of grace, and set bounds to the spirit of God in its breathings on man!