Sermons on the New Birth of Man's Nature

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byRobert Isaac Wilberforce

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... 305 SERMON XXIV. PREDESTINATION. Daniel, vii. 13, 14. "I saw in the night visions, and behold one like the Son of Man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought Him near before Him. And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him; His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." Thus long beforehand was the Prophet instructed respecting the certainty of those events, which must be fulfilled in their season. For "known unto God are all His works, from the beginning of the world." Nor were these great things known to Him only, as to an indifferent spectator; they were the objects of His counsel, the effects of His mercy: "He hath determined the times before appointed." And His appointments affect the indi vidual destiny of men: "we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated, according to the purpose of Him, who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will." The Holy Scriptures are distinct in their assurance that man's fortunes are in this wise 'bound up with the pre-arrangements of God. "Whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate." And those who are thus pre-appointed are declared to be chosen or elected by Almighty God, through the free exercise of His sovereign will. Jacob was the object of His choice rather than Esau, "that the purpose of God according to election might stand; not of works, but of Him that calleth." Those who are thus favoured are spoken of as "elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father." And since this doctrine is so plainly revealed in Scripture, it is neither safe nor reverent to abstract from it our thoughts. Not safe, becaus...

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... 305 SERMON XXIV. PREDESTINATION. Daniel, vii. 13, 14. "I saw in the night visions, and behold one like the Son of Man came wit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217871364

ISBN - 13:9780217871365

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