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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 Reformers and the Theology of the Reformation

William Cunningham - 1862 - 642 pages
...events. But Calvinists deny that this follows from their doctrines. These doctrines no doubt imply that, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God the first cause, all things do come to pass immutably and infallibly, and thus they certainly establish necessity and exclude liberty...
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The Works of Thomas Reid, D.D.: Now Fully Collected, with Selections from ...

Thomas Reid - 1863 - 552 pages
...decree of God, the firat cause, all things come to pass immutably and infallibly ; yet, by tho вате providence, he ordereth them to fall out according...causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently." See also chap. 11Ц 1. l г. bilitaiem cum indifferentiateu libértale txccutionis icu tvcntui —...
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The Works of Thomas Reid, D.D.: Now Fully Collected, with ..., Volume 2

Thomas Reid - 1863 - 542 pages
...cause, all things come to pass inmwfcifi/y nnd infallibly : yet, by the same providence, he ordercth them to fall out according to the nature of second causes, either ncre*sarily, frcdy, or cantitirjently." See also clmp. iii. § 1. PRESCIENCE AND LIBERTY. oilitattm...
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The Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 21

1864 - 922 pages
...certainty of future events, or their certain futurition, and this according to their several kinds. " Although in relation to the foreknowledge and decree...necessarily, freely, or contingently" (Confession of Faith. Chap. V. 2). Events in material objects are necessary relatively to those objects, though they may...
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Protestantism and Its Relation to the Moral, Intellectual and Spiritual ...

Archibald Alexander Cameron - 1872 - 472 pages
...distinction is brought out by the Confession with great clearness in Chap. V., sec. 2, where it is said: "Although in relation to the foreknowledge and decree...causes, either necessarily, freely or contingently. " The indignation, therefore, of John Wesley, and his modern defender, is based on a pure misrepresentation....
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The Presbyterian Quarterly and Princeton Review, Volume 2, Issues 5-8

1873 - 838 pages
...that "although in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, tho first cause, all things came to pass immutably and infallibly ; yet by the same...providence he ordereth them to fall out according to the naturp of second causes either necessarily, or freely, or contingently." Hence, while " God cannot...
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Systematic Theology, Volume 1

Charles Hodge - 1873 - 81 pages
...relinquit et confirmat." 2 To the same effect the " Westminster Confession " 3 says : God ordereth events " to fall out according .to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently." 4. From this it follows that the efficiency or agency of God is not the same in relation to all kinds...
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The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian ...

1874
...so often stated in calvinistic books, in the old language of the schools, God "ordereth all things to fall out according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently." That is to say, in modern language, God has given to all His creation a certain fixed constitution,...
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The Presbyterian Quarterly and Princeton Review, Volume 4

1875 - 808 pages
...which effect them. So declares our Confession with incomparable exactness and precision of statement. "Although in relation to the foreknowledge and decree...causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently," chap, v., 2. Hence again it declares, " God from all eternity, did by the most wise and holy counsel...
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The Creeds of Christendom: With a History and Critical Notes, Vol III

Philip Schaff - 1877 - 944 pages
...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," mandatum...
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