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absurd according to Edwards accountable acts of choice admitted affirm agent agreeable antecedent applied argument Arminian called Calvinists cause of volition certainty choose command common sense connection consequence considered consists contingent contrary creatures dependent determined distinction divine doctrine effect Efficacious Grace ence endeavor essen evidence evil excite existence explain faculty fluence foreknowledge free act freedom giving direction grace holiness ical imperative acts imperative volitions implies inconsistent indifference induce infallible influence inquiry liberty man's means metaphysical mind moral agency moral causes moral inability moral necessity natural and moral natural inability natural necessity neces necessary notion obedience observes opinion opponents opposed opposition overruled particular philosophical point of inquiry preceding act prescience present President Edwards principles purpose reason rection respect Samuel Clarke says Edwards scriptures self-determining power shew signification sincere sity soul speak strength strongest motive suppose supposition tendency thing tion truth virtue voli Whitby word
Page 305 - O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
Page 306 - O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea...
Page 77 - For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me ; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel...
Page 10 - I think evident, that we find in ourselves a power to begin or forbear, continue or end, several actions of our minds and motions of our bodies, barely by a thought or preference of the mind ordering, or, as it were, commanding the doing or not doing such or such a particular action.
Page 83 - Pelagians and others, who oppose the Calvinists, has an entirely different signification. These several things belong to their notion of Liberty. 1. That it consists in a self-determining power in the will, or a certain sovereignty the will has over itself...
Page 17 - BY determining the Will-, if the phrase be used with any meaning, must be intended, causing that the act of the Will or choice should be thus, and not otherwise : And the Will is said to be determined, when, in consequence of some action or influence, its choice is directed to, and fixed upon a particular object.
Page 301 - For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
Page 99 - ... —.That whatsoever begins to be, which before was not, must have a Cause why it then begins to exist, seems to be the first dictate of the common and natural sense which God hath implanted in the minds of all mankind, and the main foundation of all our reasonings about the existence of things, past, present, or to come.