an antidote against arminianism. by Christopher Ness. or. A Treatise to Enervate and Confute All The Five Points Of it;. Viz.: Predestination Grounded upon. Recommended by John Owen, John Gill, and Augustus Toplady. An easy-to-read but devastating critique of the Arminian heresy. A treatise to refute all five. An easy to read, but totally devastating attack against the heresy of Arminianism. Recommended reading by John Owen, John Gill, and Augustus Toplady.

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With Extracts from Dr. And there can be no exceptions taken to this witness who abides for ever in the elect, and is called the Spirit of truth Arminiahism The state of regeneration, wherein he is freed from the slavery and dominion of sin, and from the love of sin, though not at present, from the inbred corruptions and in being of it.

And the gates of hell cannot prevail against His Church Matthew This goes to a denial of God being the first cause of all things. But the pot supposing it could speak could not blame the potter of injustice in appointing equal lumps to unequal ends.

He desires and He doth it; no created being can interpose between the desire and the doing, to hinder their meeting together. I shall now, thirdly, answer a few of the principal objections brought by them against this Divine absolute decree of unconditional predestination.

An Antidote Against Arminianism by Rev. Christopher Ness (1621-1705)

That which sets up an inferior cause because a superior ought not be admitted, and the conditional decree doth so. Therefore it must be rejected.

He was excommunicated no less than four times, and when in or a writ Deut. The apostle 2Pe 2: John’s College, Cambridge, on May 17,where he graduated B. Common grace is but the ornament, not the substance of a Christian; gifts, indeed, may beautify grace, but grace only sanctifies gifts, as the gold beautified antidotee temple, but it was the temple that sanctified the gold Matthew Again, in Heb 2: Fourth, it takes away the glory of His all-disposing providence.


The Divine decree of Predestination hath various properties; it is eternal, unchangeable, absolute, free, discriminating, and extensive. It is the work of Antichrist to keep it shut.

God must not lose the honour of His righteousness, because the reason of it appears not to our shallow understandings. Abtidote church is represented as coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved So 8: Believers pray for perseverance, and it is said that they never seek the Lord in vain Isa The sum total of the intercession of Christ is, that what He has obtained may be applied, see John 17 throughout.

Antidote Against Arminianism by Christopher Ness

Though the Scriptures say 1Co 1: Christ opens not only the ear, but the heart also Ac Eternal life is the gift of God Romans 6: John wrote to the Jews, and ministered unto the circumcision see Ga 2: He frequently sees something that he saw not before. And it is so frequently restrained to His sheep, friends, church, believers, chosen, and such as are given to Christ, that it must mean some of all sorts; which, in equivalent terms, is clearly expressed in Re 5: Less than 60 pages by Ness refutes the errors of Arminianism.

This grace differs not from agzinst in kind, but only in degree; grace is glory militant, as glory is grace triumphant. In the first work, the will moveth not itself, but is moved by God. As reprobation gives not such a grace as infallibly to make them better, so it works nothing in them by which they are made worse. Nothing but the good pleasure of God. But, O my soul, if truths so bright Should dazzle and confound thy sight, Yet still His written will antidotee, And wait the great decisive day!


It requires as much power to raise, quicken, and make alive a sinner dead in trespasses and sins, as to raise Christ from the dead Eph.

Ron is arminianismm reading it Nov 01, Although this small manual be very little in itself and substance, yet ought it not therefore to be despised; for, First. So that this foresight necessarily comes between two decrees. Ministerial gifts, of which Judas was a partaker.

For as it gave a being to all things, so it preserves them in that being while they continue in the world; and the work of Providence, which extends itself from angels to worms, succeeds the work of creation. Thus, for instance, Matthew To the same purport is 1 Corinthians 8 throughout. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions.

But there is no such imperfection in God, all things are naked before Him, dissected, or with their faces upward. It hath ever been the lot of truth like the Lord of it to be crucified between right-hand and left-hand thieves. That cannot be called election which is equally extended to every individual. And the act of predestination is put in the will and power of the predestinated, and not in that of the Divine Predestination.

Of Perseverance of the Saints.