Arguments Drawn From The Attributes Of God; In Support Of The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJohn Mather Austin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1844 Excerpt: ... ARGUMENT VI. THE WILL OF GOD. "And yet thy kindness deigns to show Enough for mortal minds to know: While Wisdom, Goodness, Power divine, Through all thy works and conduct shine, O, may our souls with rapture trace Thy works of Nature and of Grace; Explore thy sacred Truth, and still Press on to know and do thy Will." THE WILL OF GOD A COMBINATION OF HIS ATTRIBUTES. In former chapters we have examined what may be considered the prominent attributes of the Deity--viz., his Goodness, Wisdom, Power, Justice and Mercy. Although the Will of God cannot be considered an attribute, yet as its existence in the Divine Mind depends entirely upon the consent and cooperation of all his attributes, and is indeed the fruit of such a cooperation, it may legitimately claim our attention in this series of Arguments. Will or Determination is created by a harmonious combination of the faculties of the mind in regard to any given subject. Without such combination it is impossible that any Will, properly speaking, can be formed. This is the origin of Will in man, and it may consistently be believed that the Will of God is formed in a similar manner. The Creator does not Will or Determine to perform any action, at the prompting of a single attribute, without the consent of the remainder. A Will formed in such a manner, would be of a character exceedinglyweak, inefficient, and fruitless. No one attribute alone, and no partial combination of attributes, can command and bring into action all the energies and resources of Omnipotence. Were Justice, for instance, to demand a course of procedure in regard to man, that Goodness or Wisdom would not consent to, it could not call to its aid the entire Power of the Most High. Wisdom and Goodness would forbid and restrain the exercise of tha...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1844 Excerpt: ... ARGUMENT VI. THE WILL OF GOD. "And yet thy kindness deigns to show Enough for mortal minds to know: While Wisdom, Goodness, Powe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217177476

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