An Essay in which the Doctrine of a Positive Divine Efficiency: Exciting the Will of Men to Sin, as Held by Some Modern Writers, is Candidly Discussed, and Shewn to be 1. Unphilosophical. 2. Inconsistent with the Plain and Obvious Sense of the Holy Scriptures, and of Course a Departure from the Simplicity of the Gospel; and 3. A Novel Doctrine, Utterly Repugnant to the Faith of the Christian Church in All Past Ages
Samuel T. Armstrong, 1820 - 132 pages
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Page 82 - Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own : for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Page 88 - And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth...
Page 17 - As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
Page 106 - Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God ; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth ; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
Page 42 - Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Page 76 - And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him. But ye know him; for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you.
Page 44 - Some truths there are so near and obvious to the mind that a man need only open his eyes to see them. Such I take this important one to be, viz. that all the choir of heaven and furniture of the earth, in a word all those bodies which compose the mighty frame of the world, have not any subsistence without a mind...
Page 93 - What if God, willing to shew His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction...