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He died on December 26,aged exactly 84 years, and was buried at Bunhill Fields Cemetery.

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Again, in Heb 2: This work of regeneration would not then have required the effectual, forcible power of the valiant arm of God; even such a power as raised up Christ from the dead, by which He was declared to be the Son of God Romans 1: That the Son redeems no more than the Father elects is evident from two scriptures. This is made evident by sundry reasons, as: He is not only our goal, our near Kinsman, who has redeemed our mortgaged inheritance for us; but He is our officer in trust also, keeping Heaven for us and us for Heaven; and He abideth faithful 2Ti 2: All have not the Gospel preached to them; and many to whom it is preached only hear the sound of it with the outward ear: The Lord is with them in their old age Isa Grace is not immured within the walls of one nation only, but is extended to Jew and Gentile, to circumcision and uncircumcision, to Barbarian and Scythian, bond and free Col 3: Neither is it supernatural common grace, which is called supernatural, as not attainable by the power of nature or free-will; and common, because given both to the elect and non-elect.


Oh, who can order the ways of grace, and set bounds to the spirit of God in its breathings on man!

They first believed and then were sealed, i. After this he became a schoolmaster and private preacher at Clayton, Morley, and Hunslet, all in Yorkshire.

The state of creation, therein he had free-will either to good or evil, but was necessitated to neither. Thus, for instance, Matthew Here is temporal destruction threatened for neglecting temporal visitations Lu Of cruelty; as if God were worse to His creatures than tigers to their young: The last argument for the final perseverance of the saints is taken from the whole concurrent voice of Scripture testimony.

And others He may cast into the womb of the new birth when in the very act of dropping out of the world, at the eleventh, yea, at the twelfth hour, as the thief on the cross.

With Extracts from Dr. God must not lose His authority to command because man by reason of sin hath lost his ability to obey.

If the decrees of the Medes and Persians, which were but earthly writings, were unalterable Arminiwnism 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.

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Free-will brings with it so many absurdities that it cannot be received. The third reason to prove the freeness of the Divine decree is: If there be any obligation it must be either in respect of objects or acts or motives; but God was not obliged in any of these respects.


The Spirit blows where it listeth John 3: If one member may be broken off from Christ, then all may; one having no more privilege than another in respect of their state and standing; so Christ may be supposed, upon this hypothesis, to be a head without a body or members and to have died in vain; both which are grossly absurd. Thou makest not thyself to differ from others, but free grace does it for thee.

If regeneration, or recovery from the state of degeneration, be a resurrection, then fallen man hath no free-will to good. The golden chain has so linked the means to the arminiannism, and sanctification in order to salvation, that God doth infallibly stir up the elect to the use of the means, as well as bring them to the end by the means.

It is said of some that xrminianism made shipwreck of faith 1Ti 1: It is the work of Antichrist to keep it shut.

It is God that fitteth Peter for salvation; but Judas fits himself for damnation. That which stands upon two unchangeable persons, and ratified before an unchangeable witness, must be itself unchangeable, and the covenant of grace is so.

We are not to question the secret will of God but to pay attention to His revealed will.