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  • JOHN CALVIN - SECRET PROVIDENCE -
    CONTENTS


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    ARTICLES ALLEGED BY THE CALUMNIATOR TO BE TAKEN FROM THE WORKS OF JOHN CALVIN

    ARTICLE 1

    God, By A Simple And Pure Act Of His Will, Created The Greatest Part Of The World For Destruction

    ARTICLE 2

    God Not Only Predestined To Damnation; But He Also Predestinated Adam To The Causes Of Damnation; Whose Fall He Not Only Foresaw, But Determined From Eternity By A Secret Decree, And Ordained That He Should Fall; And That This Might Come To Pass In His Time, He Set Forth The Apple, The Cause Of The Fall

    ARTICLE 3

    The Sins Which Are Committed, Are Committed Not Only By The Permission, But Also By The Will Of God. For It Is Frivolous To Make A Distinction Between The Permission and The Will Of God, So Far As Sin Is Concerned. Those Who Do So, Wish To Gain Godís Favor By Compliments And Adulation

    ARTICLE 4

    That All The Crimes Which Any Man Commits, Are The Good And Just Works Of God

    ARTICLE 5

    That No Adultery, Theft, Or Homicide, Is Committed, Without The Will Of God Being Concerned. Ins. Cap. 14.Distinc.

    ARTICLE 6

    The Scripture Openly Testifies That Crimes Are Appointed, Not Merely By The Will, But By The Authority Of God

    ARTICLE 7

    What Men Do In Sinning, They Do By The Will Of God, Since Very Often The Will Of God Is Inconsistent With The Precept

    ARTICLE 8

    The Hardening Of Pharaoh, And Consequently His Obstinacy And Rebellion, Were The Work Of God, Even By The Testimony Of Moses, Who Ascribes The Whole Rebellion Of Pharaoh To God

    ARTICLE 9

    The Will Of God Is The Highest Cause Of The Hardening Of Man

    ARTICLE 10

    Satan Is A Liar By The Command Of God

    ARTICLE 11

    God Gives Will To Those Doing Wrong; He Even Suggests Wicked And Dishonorable Affections, Not Only Permissively But Efficaciously, And That For His Own Glory

    ARTICLE 12

    The Wicked, By Their Wickedness, Do Godís Work Rather Than Their Own

    ARTICLE 13

    We Sin Necessarily By The Design Of God, When We Sin By Our Own, Or By Chance

    ARTICLE 14

    The Wickedness Which Men Perpetrate By Their Own Volition, Proceeds Also From The Volition Of God

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