Thursday, March 17, 2011

Arminian Objection / Calvinist Response # 2

A. The will of God to save those who would believe and persevere in faith and in the obedience of faith is the whole and entire decree of election, and nothing else concerning this decree has been revealed in God's Word.

C. This plainly contradicts the Scriptures, which declare that God will not only save those who will believe, but that He has also from eternity chosen certain particular persons to whom, above others, He will grant in time, both faith in Christ and perseverance; as it is written "I have revealed Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world" (John 17:6), and "as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed" (Acts 13:48). And "He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him" (Eph. 1:4).

Canons of Dordt. First Head of Doctrine: Divine Election and Reprobation. Rejection of Errors. Paragraph 1 

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