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" THE condition of man after the fall of Adam is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith and calling upon God : Wherefore we have no power to do good works, pleasant and acceptable to God, without... "
A defence of modern Calvinism: containing an examination of the bp. of ... - Page 460
by Edward Williams, sir George Pretyman Tomline (bart, bp. of Winchester.) - 1812
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Creeds of the Churches: A Reader in Christian Doctrine, from the Bible to ...

John H. Leith - Religion - 1982 - 736 pages
...and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and works, to faith and calling upon God; wherefore we have no power to do good works, pleasant and acceptable...and working with us, when we have that good will. IX. Of the Justification of Man. We are accounted righteous before God only for the merit of our Lord...
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Research Instruments in Social Gerontology: Social Roles and Social ...

David J. Mangen - Social Science - 1982 - 557 pages
...10. Religious people should try to spread the teachings of the Scriptures. a() b() c() d() e ( ) 11. We have no power to do good works, pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ. a<) b() c() d() e<) 12. Church members should attend church once a week if possible. a() b() c() d()...
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Readings in Western Religious Thought: The Middle Ages through the Reformation

Patrick V. Reid - Religion - 1987 - 375 pages
...Wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptahle to God, without the grace of God hy Christ preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with us, when he have that good will. XI. OF THE JUSTIFICATION OF MAN We are accounted righteous hefore God, only...
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Problems of Authority in the Reformation Debates

Gillian Rosemary Evans, G. R. Evans - History - 2002 - 348 pages
...prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith, and calling upon God: Wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable...and working with us, when we have that good will' (10). Articles 26 and 27, which deal with the unworthiness of ministers and with baptism, respectively,...
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Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading

Alan Sinfield - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 365 pages
...upon God," Article 10 states firmly: we cannot, of ourselves, move towards God. And, it continues, "we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable...without the grace of God by Christ preventing us" (ie, going before us). 3 God must intervene before we can become meritorious, such is our predisposition...
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Predestination, Policy and Polemic: Conflict and Consensus in the English ...

Peter White - Religion - 2002 - 352 pages
...Pelagianism, but making no concessions to any doctrine of total depravity; and in the rest of the article, 'the grace of God by Christ preventing us, that we may have a good will' was now said to work 'with [ 1553 'in'] us, when we have that will'. This insistence that grace co-operated...
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Hidden Wisdom in the Holy Bible, Vol. 2

Geoffrey Hodson - Religion - 1994 - 320 pages
...prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith, and calling upon God: Wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable...grace of God by Christ preventing us, that we may have that good will, and working with us, when we have that good will. The views of this body stated here...
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A Gust for Paradise: Milton's Eden and the Visual Arts

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 305 pages
...strength and good works to faith and calling vpon God: Wherfore we haue no power to do good workes pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ prcuenting [that is, preceding] vs, that we may hauc a good will, and working with vs, when we haue...
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Interpretation and Theology in Spenser

Darryl J. Gless - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 273 pages
...grace. Yet Article 10, "Of Free Will," seems at once to assert and to undermine the notion of necessity: "we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable...and working with us, when we have that good will." 21 The onset of grace must come first, "preventing us." Yet it initiates a second, persistent operation...
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Interpretation and Theology in Spenser

Darryl J. Gless - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 273 pages
...grace. Yet Article 10, "Of Free Will," seems at once to assert and to undermine the notion of necessity: "we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable...will, and working with us, when we have that good will."21 The onset of grace must come first, "preventing us." Yet it initiates a second, persistent...
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