Sermons tagged #Prerogative
#54 Westminster Confession 9:1 #54 Westminster Confession 9:1 Man Has Free Agency, Calvinism, Not Arminian Free Will
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Westminster Larger Cat. #110 Westminster Larger (Q110) & Shorter (Q52) Catechisms, Reasons Annexed to 2nd Command
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III. Understanding Ordinary and Extraordinary Providences (Paragraph 3). a. God's use of means – ‘God in his ordinary Providence maketh use of means' b. God's prerogative to suspend the ordinary use of means – ‘yet is free to work without, above and against them at his pleasure' IV. The Mystery of Providence: The Place of Sin (Paragraph 4). a. God's predetermination and sin – his determinate Councel extendeth itself even to the first fall, and all other sinful actions of both Angels and Men' b. God's sovereignty over sin and its effects – ‘(and that not by a bare permission) which he wisely and powerfully boundeth, and otherwise ordereth, and governeth, in a manifold dispensation to his most holy ends' c. God is not the author of sin – ‘yet so, as the sinfulness of their acts proceedeth only from the Creatures, and not from God; who being most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be, the author or the approver of sin.'
Puritan Sermons Vol. 5 #22 1/4 Puritan Sermons 1659-1689 Vol. 5 #22 (1 of 4): Repentance Not To Be Repented, Plainly Asserted, and Practically Explained
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The Fountain of Life 19/29 The Fountain of Life Opened Up: Or, A Display of Christ in His Essential and Mediatorial Glory 19 of 29
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