The Calvinistic and Socinian Systems Examined and Compared as to Their Moral Tendency; In a Series of Letters Addressed to the Friends of Vital and PR

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 Excerpt: ...opponents? Dr. Priestley, in prosesied opposition to calvinistn, maintains, that " it depends " entirely upon a mans self whether he be " virtuous or vicious, happy or miserable;";; Annser to Mr. ll'akeficld. Sermons, p. 1.9-3. John xv. 4, 5. E)h. ii. 10. Phil. ii. 13. f 1 Cor. iv. 7. J Due. of Necessity, p....
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 Excerpt: ...opponents? Dr. Priestley, in prosesied opposition to calvinistn, maintains, that " it depends " entirely upon a mans self whether he be " virtuous or vicious, happy or miserable;";; Annser to Mr. ll'akeficld. Sermons, p. 1.9-3. John xv. 4, 5. E)h. ii. 10. Phil. ii. 13. f 1 Cor. iv. 7. J Due. of Necessity, p. 153. That is to fay, it is a man's self that maketh him to differ from another; and he has that (namely virtue) which he did not receive, and in which therefore he may glory. Dr. Priestley replies to this kind of reasoning, " When we consider ourselves as the " workmanjhip of God; that all our powers, of " hody and of mind, are derived from him; " that he is the giver os every good and of every " perfect gift, and that without him we can " do and enjoy nothing, how can we con" ceive ourselves to be in a state of greater " dependance, or obligation; that is, what " greater reason or foundation can there pof" sibly be for the exercise of humility? If I " believe that I have a power to do the duty " that God reqtiiics of me; yet as I also " believe that that power is his gift, I must " still fay, IVhat have I that I have not re " celved, and how then can I glory, as if' I " had not received it?"' It is true, Dr. Priestley himself sometimes allows that virtue is not our chin, aud does not arise from uitItin ourselves; calling that mere heathen stoicism, which maintains the contrary: and tells us, that " those persons, who, from a principle of " religion, ascribe more to God, and less to man, arc persons " of the greatest elevation in piety." On Necessity, pp. 107, 10S. Yet in the same performance he represents it as a part of the nece...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150243776
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 86
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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