We love, because He first loved us

Discussion in 'Calvinism & The Doctrines of Grace' started by Seeking_Thy_Kingdom, Jun 12, 2019.

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    Seeking_Thy_Kingdom Puritan Board Freshman

    8. That which makes us to choose God, before God chooses us, aught not to be received; and the conditional decree upon faith foreseen, doth so.
    If God do not choose us until faith is foreseen in us, then it necessary follows that we choose God before God chooses us, and we love Him before He loves us; contrary to these Scriptures: You did not choose Me but I chose you, John 15:16. We love, because He first loved us, 1 John 4:19.
    But the Arminians go further still, for they say “we must be foreseen not only to believe, but also to preservere in believing;” that is, not only to choose God for our God, but also to continue in that choice to the last moment of our existence, before we can be fit for God’s choice or election!

    Christopher Ness, An Antidote Against Arminianism: or a Treatise to Enervate and Confute All Five Points Thereof. Chapter 1: of Conditional Election. (1700)
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