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THE DOCTRINE OF ELECTION.

THE

DOCTRINE OF ELECTION,

AND

ITS CONNECTION WITH

THE

GENERAL TENOR OF CHRISTIANITY,

ILLUSTRATED FROM

MANY PARTS OF SCRIPTURE,

AND ESPECIALLY FROM

THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS.

By THOMAS ERSKINE, Esq. ADVOCATE --

AUTHOR OF

66
REMARKS ON THE INTERNAL EVIDENCE FOR THE
TRUTH OF REVEALED RELIGION."

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR JAMES DUNCAN, PATERNOSTER ROW :

W. INNES, 31, HANOVER ST., EDINBURGH:
AND J. A. BEGG, ARGYLL ARCADE, GLASGOW.

MDCCC XXXVII.

Printed by AIRD & Russell, 75, Argyll Street, Glasgow.

BTSI
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CONTENT S.

PREFACE,..

..pp.ix.--xxiii.

.........

...pp. 1-12.

Common view of the doctrine of Election inconsistent with the

representations given in Scripture of the equality of God's

ways, and of man's responsibility,.. The parable of the Potter and the clay, Rom. ix. 21, and Jer.

xviii., opposed to the view of Unconditional Election, pp. 13—25. The purpose of God in Christ, (as set forth in 2 Tim. i. ii.,) shown

to be, that through death, lovingly received, we should enter into eternal life and glory,

· Pp. 26–43.

The sorereignty of God exercised in appointing mau's opportuni

ties and trials; not in determining his reception of them,-- explanation of the history of the two thieves,

....pp. 43-51.

Besides the inherent principle of evil in man, every one has also

the good seed of the word sown in his heart, and has received the power of uniting himself to it;—this illustrated by the parable of the corn of wheat, John xii. 24,....

.. pp. 52-62.

. Conscience, the link between flesh and spirit,-the point of con

nection between God and man;-the Bible given to teach us that it is God who speaks in the conscience, and that Man's Reprover is his Saviourg......

..pp. 62--69.

Christ spoke in parables, not that He might keep the people in

darkness, but because this was the mode of instruction most suited to the condition of their minds as God still speaks to us in outward events,....

...pp. 69--74.

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