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A Treatise to Enervate and Confute All The Five Points Of It

by Christopher Ness

 

 An easy to read, but totally devastating attack against the heresy of Arminianism.
Recommended reading by John Owen, John Gill, and Augustus Toplady

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A Short Account of Christopher Ness

Authorís Preface

Of Arminianism in General

CHAPTER I - OF PREDESTINATION

The Doctrine of Predestination

Itís Properties:
  1. Eternal
  2. Unchangeable
  3. Absolute
  4. Free
  5. Discriminating
  6. Extensive

The Arminianís View of Predestination, as conditional upon a foresight of Faith, Works, Perserverance, etc. disproved, and twelve reasons assigned for rejecting it.

Supra and (Infra) Sub-lapsarianism, the difference between stated

CHAPTER II - OF UNIVERSAL REDEMPTION

The Arminian tenet, that Christ died for all men, proved to be erroneous, and ten reasons produced for its rejection.

Objections produced by the Arminians against Particular Redemption answered.

A few Texts of Scripture explained:
  1Tim 2:4
  John 3:16; 1 John 2:2
  Romans 5:15
  Romans 14:152; 2 Peter 2:1

CHAPTER III OF - FREE WILL AND CONVERSION

Man considered in four-fold state

Twelve Arguments to prove there is no Free-will to good in Man in his fallen estate.

Objections answered

Texts illustrated:
  Acts 7:51
  Matthew 23:37
  Isaiah 5:4

CHAPTER IV - OF FINAL PRESEVERANCE

The Doctrine stated:
  Negatively, what Saving Grace is not.
  Positively, what Saving Grace is.

Twelve Reasons assigned why the chosen of God cannot totally and finally fall away from that Grace.

Texts of Scripture proving the Doctrine of Final Perseverance computed at six hundred. Twelve of them selected as a sample.

Objections answered.

Texts opened:
  1 Timothy 1:19
  Hebrews 6:5



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