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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 Bishop of ... - Page 442
by Edward Williams - 1812 - 544 pages
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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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The Great Revival: Beginnings of the Bible Belt

John B. Boles - Religion - 1996 - 236 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 to God, without the grace of God by Christ . . . [enabling], that we may have a good will, and working with us, when we have that good will."20...
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Christian Confessions: A Historical Introduction

Ted Campbell - Religion - 1996 - 336 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 to God, without the grace of God by Christ [coming before] us, that we may have a good will, and working within us, when we have that good will.217...
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The Romantic Reformation: Religious Politics in English Literature, 1789-1824

Robert M. Ryan - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 292 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...will, and working with us when we have that good will. That statement could serve as a summary of the theological doctrine of Jerusalem. In recent years scholars...
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The Protestant Face of Anglicanism

Paul F. M. Zahl - Religion - 1998 - 112 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. XI. Of the Justification of Man. We are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our Lord...
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The Gospel According to Peanuts

Robert L. Short - Religion - 1965 - 130 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...will, and working with us, when we have that good will ("Articles of Religion," X). But probably the most famous biblical expression for the captivity of...
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Growth in Agreement II: Reports and Agreed Statements of Ecumenical ...

Jeffrey Gros, Harding Meyer, William G. Rusch - Christian union - 2000 - 941 pages
...article 10 of the Thirty-nine Articles: "We have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable toGod. without the grace of God by Christ preventing us. that we may have a good will. and working with us tcooperante). when we have that good will." This echoes Augustine's language about "prevenient" and...
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The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Kate Aughterson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 608 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 we have that good will, 12. Of good works Alheit that good works, which are the fruits of faith and follow after justification,...
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The Justification Reader

Thomas C. Oden - Religion - 2002 - 163 pages
...responsible in freedom to exercise his will for good."43 The Wesleyan Church Articles of Religion state: "We have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable to God without the grace of God by Christ working in us, that we may have a good will, and working with us when we have that good wilL"44 The...
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Amazing Grace: The Story of America's Most Beloved Song

Steve Turner - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 304 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 to God. without the grace of God in Christ preventing us. that we may have a good wilL and working with us. when we have that good wilL"...
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