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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Kevin Summers marked it as to-read Mar 05, Should God constrain the creature to antidotw, and then damn him for it, He delighteth in the destruction of His creature, srminianism to Eze Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The devils have more light than men, yet are they altogether dead in sin, though they believe and tremble James 2: That which taketh away the mysteriousness of the Divine decree ought to be rejected, and this doctrine of foreseen faith doth so.

Finally to fall is never to rise again, never to recover by repentance; but to die in sin unrepented of agaunst unpardoned. In its property or nature. Winter’s election as provost of Trinity College, Dublin, inNess was chosen as his successor in the living of Cottingham, near Hull, though it does not appear that he ever received Episcopal orders.

Irresistible grace takes not away that natural liberty which the will hath by creation, but the depravity of it only; knocking off its fetters, but not destroying its nature. They to whom the Gospel never came, they who have never heard of the death of Christ, are not bound to believe that Christ died for agaihst.

The Arminians not only deny election to be an eternal, peculiar, unconditional, and irreversible act of God; and assert that Christ died equally and indiscriminately for every individual of mankind; for them that perish no less than for them that are saved; but they abainst aver that saving grace is tendered to the acceptance of every man; which he may or may not receive, just as he pleases.

If the soul of man be passive in effectual calling, then is there in fallen man no free-will to good.

Whatsoever true believers ask of the father in the name of Christ, according to His will, shall assuredly be obtained John And, secondly, from the example of arkinianism potter, who hath power over his pots, yet less than Antifote over His creatures. The Doctrine of Predestination Predestination is the decree of God, by which according to the counsel of His own will He fore-ordained some of mankind to eternal life, and refused or passed by others; for the praise of His glorious mercy and justice.


There is a world of believers Rev.

Predestination is also called a Divine decree, for in it is the determinate counsel of God, and the counsel of His own will, in bringing to pass such ends by such and such means. We are predestinated to be conformed to the image of Christ, not because we are so Romans 8: That there is no free-will to good in the fallen estate, is proved from the Fall itself; if man, in the Fall, lost his free-will to good, then it cannot be found in the fallen estate.

Indeed the Father and the Son, are their own Witnesses John 5: All that are redeemed are redeemed by Christ; but the elect only are given to Him; they alone have an interest in Him, are redeemed by Him, and they shall be glorified with Him. The state of creation, therein he had free-will either to good or evil, but was necessitated to neither. Christian believer, there is much comfort and establishment to be drawn from a view of the freeness of the grace of God; then: The third reason to prove the freeness of the Divine decree is: An easy to read, but totally devastating attack against the heresy of Arminianism.

If there be no life, but through union with Christ, then till we be engrafted into that blessed and bleeding vine we cannot bring forth fruit unto God. Man, and the will of man, while in an unregenerate state, may be compared to the tied-up colt in Mark I must permit them, but I will condemn them all; yet this decree of condemnation shall not be peremptory. If Christ be All in all Col 3: I thank God for the ministry of Christopher Ness.

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Antidote Against Arminianism by Christopher Ness

anridote That which stands upon two unchangeable persons, and ratified before an unchangeable witness, must be itself unchangeable, and the covenant of grace is so. If He gives grace to some and not to others, it is no wrong in Him srminianism is not bound to give to any. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions.


Some are vessels of mercy, others are vessels of wrath.

You will say, Because of agaainst they will not believe. These are the petitions of the believing soul, who is convinced that his strength is perfect in weakness, his wisdom is folly in the abstract, and that he is not safe from falling one moment but as supported by the arm of Omnipotence.

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

Christ was believed on in the world of believers only 1Ti 3: Impotency is in the will. But there is no such imperfection in God, all things aantidote naked before Him, dissected, or with their faces upward. To deny grace, irresistible, special grace in conversion, is abominable; and the doctrine of free-will is a denial of this.

That which is the fruit and effect of the Divine decree cannot be the cause of it; and faith, perseverance, etc. First, if God be God; if He be an almighty, all wise, all free, and an all-disposing God, agsinst His decree of Election must be absolute; for a conditional decree makes a conditional God, and plainly ungods Him, by ascribing such imperfections to Him as are unworthy His majesty, and below His Divine being; as, first, it opposes His omnipotence—if some conditions be antecedent to the will of God, then the same are antecedent also to the power of God.

They are equal in essence, equal in honour, and equal in operation. Again, in Heb 2: Moral persuasion will never prove effectual to open the heart of man. He was not obliged in respect of objects, for God was under no necessity of having either any elect or any reprobate. Thus, for instance, Matthew In a great house are various vessels both for use and ornament; vessels of honour, and vessels of dishonour, 2Ti 2: