an antidote against arminianism. by Christopher Ness. or. A Treatise to Enervate and Confute All The Five Points Of it;. Viz.: Predestination Grounded upon. Recommended by John Owen, John Gill, and Augustus Toplady. An easy-to-read but devastating critique of the Arminian heresy. A treatise to refute all five. An easy to read, but totally devastating attack against the heresy of Arminianism. Recommended reading by John Owen, John Gill, and Augustus Toplady.

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He knows all His works their natures and circumstances as perfectly in the beginning of the world as He will do at the end of it. Second, It opposes His wisdom.

God did not thrust Adam into his sin, as, after he had willingly sinned, He thrust him out of Paradise. Had foreseen faith and perseverance been the causes and conditions of election, there had been no mystery in it.

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, atminianism the twelfth hour, as the thief on the cross.

It is made between two unchangeable persons Mal 3: John’s College, Cambridge, on May 17,where he graduated B.

An Antidote Against Arminianism by Rev. Christopher Ness (1621-1705)

It requires as much power to raise, quicken, and make alive a sinner dead in aagainst and sins, as to raise Christ from the dead Eph.

Every thing hath its accomplishment in time, which was decreed to fall out from all eternity. This is made evident by sundry reasons, as: They are not impressed with a sight and sense of their state as sinners. Although this small manual be very little in itself and substance, yet ought it not therefore to be despised; for, First. Thus carnal reason bespatters Divine wisdom!


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Why is man blamed for resisting the Spirit, if there is no free-will Ac 7: As a sinking ship, the more ayainst is laden with gold the deeper it sinks; so men, the more they are laden with gifts without grace the deeper they sink into hell.

In its property or nature. Whom the Father elects, the Son redeems, and the Holy Ghost sanctifies. Impotency is in the will. That moral persuasion will not bring a soul to Christ; that man cannot come himself, but must be drawn, is proved from John 6: God is righteousness itself; and darkness may sooner come from the sun which is the fountain and source of light than any unrighteous act from God. The second reason is deduced from the simplicity of God, which is, God considered as one mere and perfect act, without any composition or succession.

And now xgainst, supernatural saving grace is the sanctification of the Spirit, renewing in us the image of God, and guiding and strengthening us to obedience, and in obedience even to the end.

Twelve of them selected as a sample.

It is only a little flock Lu Kevin Summers marked it as to-read Mar 05, There is a general decree that relates to all created beings, both animate and inanimate, celestial and terrestrial; and extends itself to every individual in the whole creation of God.

Such as are given to Christ in the decree of election, do come to, or believe in Christ; others do not come, do not believe; and the cause assigned is, because they are not of His sheep, because they are not given to Him. He is a Saviour to all parts of the body Eph. There is no manner of good in us Romans 7: Of His own will He begat us James 1: It is distinguishing love that our Potter hath made us what we are, men and women.


Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info umich. The Socinians decry the divinity of Christ and His satisfaction, as if His antidotd were exemplary only, not expiatory.

It exempts the creature from the power of God, as if man, spider-like, could spin a thread out of his own bowels whereon to climb to Heaven. Yea, a greater power is required againdt recreate this little world than at first to create the greater; for in this, though there be no pre-existing good matter, yet is there resisting evil matter.

Nature, angels, devils, men, may all be resisted, and so miss of their design; not so God: Christopher Ness was an English Nonconformist preacher and author.

To answer certain purposes, they made an outward profession of the gospel, which obliged them for a space to be outwardly moral; associated with the people of God, insinuated themselves into churches, privily introduced therein damnable heresies. The doctrine of the conditional decree sets God upon His watch-tower of foreknowledge to espy what men will do; whether they will believe or not, obey or not, persevere or not, and according to His observation of their actings, so He determines His will concerning them; thus the perfection both of the Divine knowledge and Divine will is with one breath denied.