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Election and Predestination
Election and Predestination By W.B. Godbey.
From ages immemorial antipodal dogmatisms
have universally prevailed, i. e.,
God's sovereignty and man's free-agency;
the former culminating in absolute fatalism as
taught by the stoic philosophers of Greece
and adopted by Mohammed in his Koran, the
latter finding its ultima thule in reckless liberalism,
developing into that ultra pantheism
which makes every man a god. As in controversial
matters generally, the truth abides
in the interim between two errors; therefore,
we conclude the divine sovereignty and human
freedom are both incontestable verities,
perfectly harmonica! either with other, despite
the incompetency of finite minds always
to reconcile them. Election is from
ekout and legoo , to choose. Predestination is
from pre , beforehand, and destinal , to a point,
hence it means an antecedent appointment.