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DOCTRINE OF ELECTION,
ITS CONNECTION WITH
GENERAL TENOR OF CHRISTIANITY,
MANY PARTS OF SCRIPTURE,
AND ESPECIALLY FROM
THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS.
By THOMAS ERSKINE, Esq. ADVOCATE --
W. INNES, 31, HANOVER ST., EDINBURGH:
Common view of the doctrine of Election inconsistent with the
representations given in Scripture of the equality of God's
ways, and of man's responsibility,.. The parable of the Potter and the clay, Rom. ix. 21, and Jer.
xviii., opposed to the view of Unconditional Election, pp. 13—25. The purpose of God in Christ, (as set forth in 2 Tim. i. ii.,) shown
to be, that through death, lovingly received, we should enter into eternal life and glory,
· Pp. 26–43.
The sorereignty of God exercised in appointing mau's opportuni
ties and trials; not in determining his reception of them,-- explanation of the history of the two thieves,
Besides the inherent principle of evil in man, every one has also
the good seed of the word sown in his heart, and has received the power of uniting himself to it;—this illustrated by the parable of the corn of wheat, John xii. 24,....
.. pp. 52-62.
. Conscience, the link between flesh and spirit,-the point of con
nection between God and man;-the Bible given to teach us that it is God who speaks in the conscience, and that Man's Reprover is his Saviourg......
Christ spoke in parables, not that He might keep the people in
darkness, but because this was the mode of instruction most suited to the condition of their minds as God still speaks to us in outward events,....