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" Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first cause, all things come to pass immutably and infallibly ; yet, by the same providence, he ordereth them to fall out according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely,... "
Theologiæ dogmaticæ tractatus ... - Page 21
by Francis Patrick Kenrick - 1840
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The Philadelphia Confession of Faith

Catechism - 2002 - 148 pages
...own will; to the praise of the glory of his wisdom, power, justice, infinite goodness, and mercy. 2 . Although in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first Cause, all things come to pass (Acts ii. 23) immutably and infallibly; so that there is not any thing befalls any (Prov. xvi. 33)...
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Manual of Christian Doctrine

Louis Berkhof - 2007 - 168 pages
...of His own will, to the praise of the glory of His wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy. 2. Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree...causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently. The Doctrine of Man in Relation to God Man in His Original State The Constitutional Nature of Man From...
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Paul: The Apostle of Creedal Theology

W. Gary Crampton - 2004 - 174 pages
...but He also decrees the means to the end (2 Timothy 2:10). In the words of the Confession (5:2,4): Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree...immutably and infallibly; yet, by the same providence, He orders them to fall out according to the nature of second causes. The almighty power, unsearchable...
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He Shall Glorify Me

W. Gary Crampton - 2004 - 270 pages
...providence of God, as contrasted to Pantheism, does not deny, but rather affirms, "second causes": Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree...immutably and infallibly; yet, by the same providence, He orders them to fall out according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently....
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Documents of the English Reformation 1526-1701

Gerald Lewis Bray - 2004 - 682 pages
...His own will,102 to the praise of the glory of His wisdom, power, justice, goodness and mercy. m 02. Although in relation to the foreknowledge and decree...first cause, all things come to pass immutably and infallibly,104 yet by the same providence He ordereth them to fall out according to the nature of second...
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Rationalizing Epidemics: Meanings and Uses of American Indian Mortality ...

David S. Jones - 2004 - 326 pages
...only to special providences. Cotton Mather explained how these worked. All events had a teleology: by "the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first cause,...all things come to pass immutably and infallibly." But God did not act directly: God did not make Indians vanish in a puff of smoke. Instead, providence...
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The Civil War as a Theological Crisis

Mark A. Noll - 2006 - 216 pages
...of His own will, to the praise of the glory of His wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy. (2) Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree...immutably, and infallibly; yet, by the same providence, He orders them to fall out, according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently....
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Darwin's Nemesis: Phillip Johnson and the Intelligent Design Movement

William A. Dembski - 2006 - 358 pages
...his own purposes. In the Westminster Confession of 1647, God is the first cause of all things, but "he ordereth them to fall out, according to the nature...causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently." This hierarchy is diagrammed in figure 17.4. In modern parlance, the words necessarily, freely and...
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Protestant Nonconformist Texts: 1550 to 1700

Robert Tudur Jones, Kenneth Dix, Alan Ruston - 2006 - 448 pages
...of his own will, to the praise of the glory of his wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy. II. Although in relation to the foreknowledge and decree...causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently. III. God, in his ordinary providence, maketh use of means, yet is free to work without, above, and...
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A Commentary on the Confession of Faith: With Questions for Theological ...

Archibald Alexander Hodge - 1869 - 554 pages
...is also directly asserted as the final end of his providence. Horn, ix. 17; xi. 36. SECTION IT. — Although, in relation to the . foreknowledge and decree...cause, all things come to pass immutably and infallibly ;8 yet, by the same providence, he ordereth them to fall out according to the nature of second causes,...
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