the errors of hopkinsianism detected and refuted

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: his understanding is thus enlightened, and his will influenced, he may, and often does, resist its operations, agreeably to the pointed saying of Stephen to the stubborn Jews,—Ye do always resist the Holy Ghost; as your fathers did, so do ye. . From the preceding arguments it appears plain, that a sinner has grace to enlighten his understanding, to awaken him to a sense of his sinfulness, to work in him a godly sorrow for sin, to enable him to repent of it, and to enable him to believe in Jesus Christ, beforl he is justified—and this is the point contended for in the debate. II. 1. It is unnecessary to make any remarks upon the texts of scripture you have quoted, to prove that mankind are de.praved previous to regeneration, because this is a truth we never denied. And as to their proving that they remain so until they are justified, they are all foreign to the point. But I cannot avoid noticing your remarks upon Rom. v. 18, page 42. Even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift is come upon all men unto justification of life. After some remarks which do not touch the question in debate, you observe, " Perhaps all men in this verse, means all those of whom the apostle had spoken in the preceding verse, which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, who shall reign in life." Yoa seem to express yourself, as though you were doubtful of your own interpretation. And indeed how any man could give such an one with the Bible before him,would be unaccountable, did we not know the powerful influence of prejudice. To favour your "perhaps" explanation, you have left out the counter part of the text, Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all unto condemnation, If the all in the latter clause of the text be restricted to those who receive abundanc... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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